Because they missed them terribly? The children were supposed to have joined them in North America long before this, but there were immigration glitches. Lela says in the W5 programme that at one point in their separation she was ready to give up and go back to Georgia to be with her kids, but found it impractical. She also said that until she and VM left, she had never before been separated from the kids. It must have been excruciating for a mother to have such a long physical absence from her children, even with daily phone conversations. The whole idea was for a better life here for all of them, especially the kids.
Originally Posted by No_Stone_Unturned
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