I love your story - it's is transporting.
In your above post - your photo isn't there - I think you need to click the "Img" button above the typing window - then place the address of the image between the two bracketed elements. When you're doing it, it'll look something like this before you submit:[img]photo%20address[/img]
(I made it red so it would stand out - it'll just be black normally; oh, and the 'photo%20address' is just me putting that in there where your photo internet address goes).
I can hardly wait to see more of your collection.
Thank you so much for sharing - quite a gift.
all the best,