Thank you so very much for your kind words! You are all correct. I am who I am and I'm not all that bad. I certainly didn't have the same life as others but then I wouldn't be me and have what I have today. I can say that I do like myself much better, am more genuine, and am proud of owning my little home and taking care of my kitties. I am a good daughter, sister, and sister in law, and a good friend to those who will have me.
Boy, this reunion really knocked me for a loop afterwards which I wasn't expecting. And this week, after all the hugs and laughter, everyone has gone right back to their own worlds. And just like them, I've gone right back to mine!