There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. These are the words on a sign that hangs in my office, and these words have never rung truer than over the past two years. As we approach October and the opening of The Mustard Seed Café, we look back with amazement and gratitude. Amazement for all the people who have stepped up to help, not only sacrificing their time and resources, but showing such commitment and passion to see The Mustard Seed become a reality. From those who provided invaluable help with the legalities of starting a non-profit corporation to the precious ones who sacrificed a weekend to build the community garden. Our gratitude for each and every one is paralleled only by the gratitude we feel for all we have learned and are still learning along the way. It has been a journey with many challenges and rewards. The greatest part of this journey has been getting to know so many of you and knowing we are on this journey together.