I’m not sure why, exactly, but I feel compelled to at least post a brief summary of the huge changes happening in this little word of mine.
My son and daughter and law have decided to stay together. They have each taken a hard look at the issues in their relationship, and they decided that they want to do all that they can to make their marriage work.
As a parent, I am very proud of them
Our son lost his job. He was the primary breadwinner. All benefits, such as insurance for the family disappear with that job.
He realized that the long hours of the job, as well as the exhaustion of working weekends and nights, kept him from being a fully involved member of the family. He was not being the father that he wants to be. He was not the husband that he wants to be. They had big financial struggles even before this. (Student loans are going to keep an entire generation from being financially stable, btw)
He is looking for a job. But not just any job. He wants something that he can feel passionate about and that will allow him to maintain his priority of his family. We’ll see. I definitely raised an idealist.
Long story short…..they have to move.
Short short story…..they are moving in with us. The five of them. And their cat.
We are very happy that we have a house that will allow them to do this. But we are sort of set in our ways, just the two of us. It will be a big change to our lives. And theirs.
It’s also very exciting. We are looking forward to having them around.
We are a little apprehensive about having them around.
The kids have to change schools. They are sad about that. But they are also excited to live with us.
We thought that it would happen the first weekend of November. Tonight we learned that they have to be out of their place October 25th. In a week and a half. It is going to be chaos around here for the foreseeable future. They will be with us for a year, possibly two.
Anyone have a quiet spare room that could occasionally house a guest? I’d pay.