It was certainly a very long trek before we would arrive, whenever that would be, they kept telling us with a tone of voice that was just enough to inspire us to continue.
--- Time to continue, keep on going. ---
The elders kept telling us over and over again that in the long run it would be worth it. They had been telling us that as long as we could remember.
In fact, they even told us that their elders before them had previously been telling them that all along, as long as they could remember.
--- There was no need to doubt its truth, because up until now the contrary had not been proven. It never would, so keep on plodding away and enjoy the journey as much as possible while you can.---
That is what it is all about anyway.