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Is it Still Safe to Live Here?

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The news headlines these past days is enough to make wonder if it’s still safe to live in the land where I was born and bred. If I only have myself to think of, I can basically shrug off the things that have been happening. But I’ve got kids and more than myself, I am concerned about their future and safety. Of course one can always say that the past events are all isolated occurrences. Actually, that’s what the authorities are saying. I believe them. But as a mother, you can’t blame me for worrying.

I’m always after my kids’ security. As it is, I’m doing everything in my power to ensure that they only have and experience what’s best for them be it emotionally, physically, spiritually and materially. That’s why these past couple of days, I’ve been doing some self examination and I’ve asked myself several times already if emigrating would be a good idea. While browsing the Internet earlier I came across some ads that read new homes for sale cedar rapids ia on a real estate ads posting board and I got to thinking if moving to that city in the USA would be a good idea.

Needless to say, I know that moving to another place, another country at that entails a lot of things, not to mention sacrifices, too. I can’t merely pack our things and jump ship. I have my kids’ schooling to consider plus most of my relatives and family will be left behind. Am I cool with the possibility of leaving behind my mother with no exact guarantee when I’ll be able to see her again? Its amazing how one question can lead to a series of contemplative issues. Well, the decision is not mine to make so I guess a family conference is in the offing.

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