I have reflected quite often about how the cafe has been like my third child. Everything from how it has sometimes acted like a child and need to grow up to how it has tried to steal time from my other two children, not to mention my facebook kids. Part of the process of Mars Hill cafe growing into a mature adult has to do with the idea of, "it takes a whole village to raise a child." It truly has taken a group of parents, hundreds of volunteers, a core paid staff and many other villagers to make The Hill what it is today. Not only what it is today, but what it is going to be in the future. The young adult is beginning to move out into the real world, it is going through some changes, the kids parents are watching from the porch as their child becomes an adult. As with all healthy families, we are always here and are not going anywhere, but it is time to explore, learn, grow and thrive!