I have been working away from my wife and kids for ~7 years. My youngest is 9 so that has been tough. I am home every weekend and make the most of every second. I have a career I could have no where else but where I am. I struggle regularly if I. Am doing the right thing but my wife and kids are so sweet and love me more than I deserve and I think they may love me more than if I were there every day. I am probably delusional but they tell me how much they appreciate, love, care for and understand me regularly.