Ok... in the 20 or so months since my wife passed away we've tried to make several plans work. The main question was, and remains, what is best for my kids, and how can we provide a stable, long-term living situation for them, where they are loved and treated with respect and so forth. And I'd be lying if I didn't say that another thing in play was worrying about my own happiness and well-being. Unfortunately the plans we've tried have failed, and we are now left only with options that we would have preferred to avoid. All of these plans involve me withdrawing from the school that I'm at, relocating closer to family (about 40-50 miles away), getting a car and a place for us to stay, finding a job in the area, and raising the kids on my own (with support from family when they can give it). I have family who are willing to help me make the move and get reestablished, but obviously this is a lot of stuff to get done and a big curve in the road for me and my kids. So if you would, please keep myself (Justin) and my two daughters (Athanasia and Sahara) in your prayers.