(Cont'd) In a few weeks, our son has to go overseas again, but this time our dtr-in-law will stay put - the children are now 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 and it will be hard, but she has more acquaintances nearby AND a couple of good friends, too. Her mother will take time off work to come live with her for a couple of weeks, and we will go down to visit a couple of times to help out (perhaps cooking up some casseroles to be frozen into servings for quick meals for them, etc.)
Not too long ago, the little family stayed up north with us for 2 weeks, and she is invited to do that again if she'd like.
The long and short of it for them was that it is a wrenching situation, but the current economy has prevented him from getting a private sector job right now. SHE is a lawyer and could pick up some well-paying work, but she REALLY wants to be her children's mom for their first years at least, so this is her decision.
All best wishes to you !
at 7:08 PM on Mar. 20, 2011