I have lived in Saginaw County all of my life. I have been in Saginaw Township for the past 20 years, after moving out of the city when I got broken into a couple of times. Now, the same types of things are happening in the Township. In fact, tonight, there was a murder 3 or 4 houses down from my aunt's house. Saginaw is one of the most violent cities in America. What happened to it? Where did we fail? I remember being at my aunt's as a child and we wandered all over the place. It was safe! Now, it's full of hood rats and gang members. It makes me so sad to see the area that I live in going down hill. How far away do I have to move to get away from the violence? Why do I have to flee my home where I raised my child?
I am lost. I don't know what to do. I feel and have felt for the past few years that I should sell and move on, but there are just not enough hours in a day to get my house ready to put up for sale by myself. I could try to recruit my family, but I feel guilty. They have their own lives.
Somehow, some way I have to figure this out and soon. Property values are dropping as I write this. It's a terrible, hard decision that I have to make. Today, I am sad!