Sometimes a risk is the safest bet.
Carey reveals that she had developed a pattern of withdrawal when her kids were much younger: limiting their involvement with other children would keep her boys protected. With the passing of time, however, her growing awareness that “anything could happen to me at any time” served as the driving force of her desire to establish her sons in an independent living situation, and in community life.
Brainstorming options takes patience and is a slow process involving the exploration of many choices. In Part Two, Carey shares her family’s unfolding decision-making process as they put their new plan into action.