Awesome to hear you are in such a good place right now. (I can hear the soundtrack).

Climbing the mountain - great analogy smile

As for the kids - mine are the exact same age - and from my experience your need to protect them will only get stronger as they approach the ages of your abuse. It is a constant balancing act between freedom amd protection. A balancing act all us fathers deal with I'm sure.

You are a switched on guy and I have every faith in you that you will be able to protect them and let them enjoy the freedom to grow into teens and adults they were meant to be.

More than meets the eye!