Published: Dec 04, 2011 3:00 AM EST
Updated: Dec 04, 2011 6:31 PM EST

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Mindy McCready's mother, Gayle Inge, says she is relieved her grandson has been found and is safe.

She says she hopes days of being on the run and ultimately having her child taken by US marshals will serve as a wake up call for her daughter.

"I really think Mindy's in denial. I think if you don't want to say there's a problem.. you don't want to say there's an addiction problem.. then it becomes everyone else's fault," Inge said.

Gayle Inge is 5-year-old Zander's legal guardian. She and her husband Michael have been told the department of children and families will bring the boy back to southwest Florida.. but they haven't been told when.

McCready and her son were first reported missing on Tuesday...They were found Friday in Arkansas... hiding in a closet.

Zander's grandmother says she doesn't know what the boy has been told during the past week but she's ready to answer any questions he might have.

"Rather than tell him something we take our home movies and we show him how Mindy's here for Christmas and she's here for the birthdays and see your mom an come any time she wants," she said.

McCready is set to appear before a judge on Monday. The singer hasn't had a relationship with her mother and step-father in recent months.. but they are hoping for a reunion some time soon.

"Well if she would let us we'd put our arms around her and tell her how much we love her but I think right now its kind of raw," she continued.

There's no word on when or how McCready will return to southwest Florida.

She recently said she would be unable to fly because she is seven months pregnant with twins.