I wish you had just gotten to be a kid, too. Well, for me, too. I think you ARE very courageous and strong, too, Mark. It takes a lot of stength and courage to talk about this stuff, and that shows in you.
Church is important to me, too. I went this morning and as we were singing a song, tears welled up in my eyes and I had to fight them back. It was a song about how God loves us and for some reason, I was feeling that deeply. For some reason, the concept of God loving me always evokes a strong emotion in me.