that was laugh out funny and very touching and poignant as well....good job writing all that. to put down so eloquently what was obviously a bit of an emotional rollar coaster took real skill and you deserve a pat on the back...or two. thanks.
Thank you all for sharing your thoughts here. It was a challenge to convey the experience (what to include, what to leave out, etc...) so I really appreciate your comments. Where are all your profile pictures?!!! Thanks Reiner! Gil, Karen, and Glaucia, I know you're all beautiful, but I'd still like to see you!!!
Wow! I am starting to understand why your enthusiasm is so magnetic. Thanks for sharing one of your "pinch me moments". We all have a few of these experiences in our lives that we hang on to for inspiration. So smart of you to document the occasion.