"Trust your instincts, and make judgments on what your heart tells you. The heart will not betray you." - David Gemmell
I consider myself to be a very logical and objective individual, but I can't tell you how many times I've had a certain feeling about something - a gut feeling. And then after much research, or certain life events unfolded, it turns out my instinct was right all along. Sometimes I'm wrong. Sometimes. And then there are decisions that need to be made - often without enough time or enough information to fully research and come to the unquestionably right conclusion.
Today was one of those days when I needed to make a semi-difficult decision. And while my instinct is telling me it's the right one, I still can't help the "what-ifs." When you realize that some of the choices you make can be life-altering (especially if it is a decision regarding one of your children), those leaps-of-faith can be quite anxiety-inducing. Either way, ultimately it's something you live with, and even mistakes can have silver linings. I wouldn't say the decision I made would make that significant of an impact as, for example, deciding on a career path, or deciding to marry a particular individual, or deciding to buy one house over another. What I can say is that each time I decided to follow my heart rather than just following logic (especially if it went against what my heart said), I've been much happier with the outcome. And I hope, in this case, my child is happy as well.