The parents were easy. They support us, but what I do like this doesn't really affect their day to day. The kids was less easy. It changes how we do things. I'm the one who has taken them to school and picked them up from school practically their entire lives. Our daughter is at the same school as Leah, so that isn't an issue. The boys can bus to school and back and have before, so it will all work out. The bigger issue with the kids was the amount of time I will be available to them. It is a daily job and a commute, plus there will be the on call days when I won't even come home. I'm not sure about all of this, but my gut says there will be plenty of time to cuddle, play, talk, and enjoy one another.
My conversation with my broker was more concerning to me than the others. I had just started in May. It's now August. The machine is well-oiled and we work together extremely well. All of these things I was feeling, he would affirm in our conversation. It was a Monday. Two weeks before my start date. We needed to meet about other things...properties that needed attention. However, it wasn't until around noon when he came in that day due to meetings he had in the morning away from the office. In our meeting he made a comment about a future date and I had to come clean. I had wanted to weeks earlier, but I needed to wait. He reacted exactly as I thought he might. He was happy for me and sad that I was leaving. It was uncomfortable at times as he was trying to process it all. He is supportive, but we both know things were going well.
When you really want something, when you believe in it, you will do what it takes to achieve it, even if it means absorbing some pain along the way. This quote above from Theodore Roosevelt is right on the money.