Welcome Dubby to the next part of your spiritual journey.
The afterlife and higher beings are unknown to this world. There is a book, call the Bible that some follow. There are other religions that try to explain the unknown. What I can tell you is that if anyone professes to know the exact Truth about the Unknown, how can they? The FDS tries to do it by professing that they are God's True Channel, but how can they have changed their doctrine so much in so few years? The Light* scripture is not from a chapter on prophecy, but a book on proverbs of convenient sayings to live's many experiences. There is a "sure feeling" when you think the FDS is the Truth, and that gives comfort to those who stay in the religion. But, there is a very uneasy feeling that happens when you realize that the FDS may not have the absolute Truth, to which it demands much sacrifice on the part of its adherents.
I will say that you are very fortunate to have children and a wife who are probably going to champion your not belonging to the Truth. Your relationships with them are about to get alot stronger and be based on unconditional love. Unconditional love is something completely lacking in the entire structure of the Jehovah's Witnesses.