Let me tell you a story.
July last year my husband’s US immigrant visa came out, an application we’ve already forgotten, then we’re given a year to decide wether or not we will take the offer.
The application was done in 2009 because we wanted to go to America, we used to want to live in America, but it’s now 2017, and things have changed -a lot.
We talked about it, prayed about making the decision about it & asked our children about it. They have been and always will be our priority so it’s important to know their feelings about potentially moving.
RB’s was in 6th year that time and he wants to stay in the UK and go to Strathclyde University.
Kim was in S4 and wanted to stay to do his National 5 exams in preparation for going to University.
Alain & I are both nursing along, working alternate shifts, having two days off in a month together so one can look after the kids while the other one goes to work.
The one year deadline has passed and we’re still here. We’ve decided to stay. We’ve decided as a family to stay.
There are days that I would wonder what life would be if we’ve moved? How nice it’ll be to live closer to one of my sisters, for my children to grow up near their cousins. But then I look at our life now and I see… RB enjoying his first year in University studying the course he wanted, Aero-Mechanical Engineering.
Kim has done his National 5 exams and has bagged 7 A’s out of 8 subjects and now gearing to do his Advance Higher exams.
A well settled Zoey in nursery, happily going to school and seeing her best friend Drew everyday.
Alain’s now working in a different Acute Medical ward (the one next door to where he used to work) still as a Deputy Charge Nurse.
And as for me, let me share my news to you that I recently got the Deputy Charge Nurse job in our ward.
So maybe not moving isn’t a bad thing. We always say that we somehow have achieved our dreams and it’s now time for us to guide our children as they try and achieve theirs.
Deciding was never easy. Applying for a new job was never easy. Bringing children up was never easy. But we always trust the the Lord and we’ve not ceased praying, and that made all things easier.❤️
It’s not about giving up the “American Dream” instead it’s about “Living the Dream”❤️