While it's always bad to lose a member, I understand all too well that our parents won't be with us forever and need us later in life. A big thumbs up for realizing that while there is still time.
In a way, the move will be bad and good I think. We say you never realize what you had until it's gone. Te bad is you're about to lose your right to OC. The good is that GA appears to be in need of experienced people to point them in the right direction and that if and when you come back to Va. you'll regain that right (assuming the CHiPpers don't win)
Good luck to you and your family!