Although I am sure that trouble is not entirely behind us, I am hopeful again; there is good in the world, and I have reaffirmed my place in it. We still have a long, and undoubtedly difficult, road to travel before we reach the Celestial City; but, like Pilgrim, we have dropped some of our burdens, and are traveling more lightly today.
No doubt we will find new burdens; no doubt we will be distracted from our journey time and again. But I do believe that we have found the ford through the Slough of Despond and are back on the hard, but right, road.
I am writing again, joyfully, and with feeling.