Thanks to DBD for sending me a message about this, I seriously didn't see it as I was longer than expected being gone (just got back the 8th actually).
I'm going through a really hard time in my personal life right now, and I don't have the words to express how much this means to me. These may be the first "happy tears" I've shed in a very long time. Those of you who visit my blog are already aware that I am in the process of leaving an abusive marriage after having my life threatened for the 3rd time and an arrest being made. After way too many hours spent crying out of deep pain, it feels really good to have tears spurred by kindness instead of cruelty. Thank you all for the kind words. I have really loved being a part of this community and am glad that you all see me as an asset