Thank you everyone. I wish I could respond to each and every one of you because everything you have said I hold near and dear to my heart. Please know that I have read them over and over for comfort.
I will leave this thread open for another day or two in case there is anyone who missed it and wants to comment. But then I will close it so I may go on and just be another member because what I really need is to be part of my wonderful DC family again.
At the moment I am knee deep in arrangements, decisions, phone calls, etc. and so will pop in every chance I can for a dose of love!