Big news! Chuchi, the unofficial pet dog of the FIPAH office in Otoro has given birth to puppies! The strange thing is that during the whole visit, we were all perfectly unaware that she was with chil… uh, pup. While contemplating this happy occasion, I began to wonder what else was growing in Otoro without us knowing, and realized that much of our work there was all about beginnings. We taught English lessons with the intent to inspire the youth to continue in their education, we cleared land that I’m sure already nurtures the seeds that mean vitality for so many people, and we started relationships that are sure to continue for a very long time. I’m beginning to understand that although we still have much work we would like to do with our partners at FIPAH, much of our project this year was about the unseen. Sometimes the best things need a little time to grow, and I believe that the seeds planted in Honduras and within all of us will continue to surprise us in beautiful ways as they mature and bloom.