Beth and I are about to sign a lease on an apartment here in Portland. We will be moving on October 15th. This process of preparing for our little baby, while navigating the challenges of searching for housing feels like a BIG life thing. I'm encouraged by the stories of our parents, and grandparents. They tell us about the crazy things they had to do to survive. Every time they speak of it, there seems to be some reverence for those days. As if the struggle put everything into a healthy perspective. Their smile speaks assuredness, "You will make it through."