[This post was originally published as part of On the Lookout for Hope, Gracie's senior project. It's very much related to Once and Still, and was part of the journey God has lead us on to where we are today. You can check out more from On the Lookout for Hope here.]
P.S. I know life is an adventure in a way, too. And I want to live it that way as much as possible. But sometimes it does seem like it would be easier not to slip into the false mindset that life is just a normal series of events if we could see our own battle in as physical a way as in the adventure books we love. Some days the impossibility of living life in such a book seems so much attractive than battling the normalcy of real life.