It’s been almost a couple months we decided to stay in Decatur instead of moving to Georgetown, Kentucky. It wasn’t an easy decision. There was a big part of me that wanted to go. I was ready for new experiences in a new setting and Kentucky looked to be a great place to go exploring. However we decided to stay for many reasons and I still questioned the decision, considering the employment opportunities in Illinois, until the last few weeks.
As we were deciding whether or not to relocate to Kentucky, our new pastor and his family were getting ready to relocate to Illinois from Kentucky. So instead of discovering Kentucky this summer, for the past few weeks I’ve been helping introduce my pastor and his wife to Decatur. They seem to be happy with their decision to move here. They didn’t have any preconceived notions about Decatur, (I’m glad they never read my blog haha!), though they were concerned with the public school ratings.
I hope none of my pastors, past or present, read my blog but that’s another story!
The biggest blessing of deciding to stay however has been the friendship that their son and mine have formed. Both are close in age and have had a difficult time forming friendships. My son has a Apraxia of Speech, which is a motor speech disorder, and their son has Asperger’s. Together, they seem to understand each other and connect. His mom was overjoyed to hear her son’s laughter as they played together today. Unless you’ve been a parent of a child with such issues, you may not understand how wonderful it is to see your child interact with other kids and just be happy. What many take for granted, friendships for kids with special needs doesn’t come easy.
I have always believed that there is a reason for everything and if you keep plugging away, eventually things will turn out as they should. It’s always turned out that way in my life.