When I married my wife Laura, I inherited an entire extended family. A new mom and dad, grandmother, and dozens of brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles.
My family? Mom and Dad, all the granparents, are dead. My sister is an awful person I don't associate with. My daughter and son in law are wonderful people, and I have a close relationship with them and my 4 grandkids. But that's it.
So anways, since my surgeries, Laura and I are poor. We get by, but we struggle, financially, all the time. Not complaining. It is what it is. But the "family" knows it. So, grandma Jeannie is 91 years old. She needs someone to live with her all the time to help her in little ways. She has plenty of money, and a big nice house, but no help. Apparently key family members have been talking to her for months now, and we were recently called and asked to move in with Jeannie as her permemnent care providers. It will allow Laura and I to catch up, save money, make plans, even if she only lives a few more years. It will obviously help Jeannie.
So, right as my band is coming together, and our life here in Texas is starting to be really happy (despite the lack of money), we have been asked to move back to Florida and move in with Jeannie. And turning this down would likely cause friction between Laura and I and many in the family.
Right now we are thinking we will likely move back in February or March. We just can't decide yet if it's a good move or not. We both miss Florida, but we are prospering in Texas, and have many good freinds that mean a great deal to us.
What would you do?