Recently I’ve been developing a prototype e-book for Long-Distance Dad as part of a larger proposal package. This work required me to shift focus from the current challenges of Mtuseni finding an internship to our earliest days — and some key decisions I faced at the time. For example, when the nonprofit program that first connected us shut down, I could have wished Mtuseni well and moved on with my life. But instead I pulled together other ways for us to communicate. Then I made one of biggest decisions of my life: to put him through college.
These decisions set in motion a life-changing journey for both of us, one that is still unfolding. I had no idea how things would play out. And if some fortune teller had told me about all the twists and turns and bumps we’d encounter these past four years, I might have decided to skip the ride entirely. But I opted for the unknown because I believed Mtuseni was worth the risk, and the rewards we both have received prove this was the right decision.
As much as we appreciate the safety and certainty of the familiar, sometimes you need to take new roads — even if you can’t see what’s around the bend. You need to make the decision … to go.
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