I'm overwhelmed by the kindness you showed me in the Comments on my post day before yesterday.
I'm going to take today to finish responding to your comments, which were intensely personal and meant so much to me.
It's not often -- once a year or less? -- that I take a break from my usual lighter fare to address something serious, so I wasn't sure how well it would be received. I shouldn't have worried ... the Internet that I have come to know and love has proven that it's totally amazing.
You guys are the bestest.