Like thousands of other Kosovar refugees in the United States, Abaz and Rahime Zeneli are faced with a difficult decision.
Should they and their children stay in the safety of Jacksonville, or venture back to the ruins of Kosovo like nearly half of the 201 Kosovars who relocated to Jacksonville?
For now, the Zenelis and five of their children have decided to stay, even though their 23-year-old daughter remains in Kosovo with her husband.
"One of the things my heart cries for is my daughter," Abaz Zeneli said through an interpreter. "We want to be with her."
Kosovo, the southern Yugoslavian province, has been fought over in recent years by its majority ethnic Albanian residents and the Serbian-led government. Others who went back told the Zenelis how so many relatives and friends have been killed, how many homes have been destroyed.
There are few jobs and few reminders of the life they knew as recently as two years ago.
Of the 201 Kosovar refugees who moved to Jacksonville, 95 have returned to Kosovo, …