I am a single mom and it has been difficult trying to raise four children on my own. The fact that I live in Chicago makes it harder than ever, especially since I don’t live in a very good part of the city. Every day I have to worry about whether my sons are going to come home when they leave the house. I also wonder about my daughters being lost to the streets.
As a result, I have decided to take my aunt up on her offer and relocate to Texas. She told me about a home she inherited that is not being lived in and she believes that it would be perfect for us. The idea of living in Texas is a little exciting, but at the same time, there will need to be some time for adjustments. I know that there is no way that this entire process will be easy and totally seamless.
The other day I started looking around at the schools in the area to see where I should enroll the children. It seems like the schools that are available in Frisco are just as good as the schools in Chicago, if not better. I always though they would be pretty far behind. I guess that is what I get for making assumptions about an entire region of the country.
My children are trying to convince me that staying in the Chicago area would be in our best interest, but I am ready to get a fresh start someplace else. I am going to miss all of the people I have met through all of my years living here, but I cannot focus on that. My main concern is finding a safe and stable home for my little ones.