I would like to thank everyone for the kind words. I've visited ecouch already so it's somewhere to start, right?
Leaving was a difficult decision, indeed. Leaving behind the 3 kids was awful, but in many ways, they will fare better with me out of the picture. As for me, I think that as it was mentioned above, this is a new adventure, and a new beginning. It's still tough to swallow some moments, and I guess with time, I will learn to cope.
In the meantime, I'm taking time to repair some old lost friendships. And start some new ones, like this place.