Heartwarming. And not boring ... I think the word is STABLE. :)
Wonderful to hear a bit about your adventure getting over here and
how your journey has unfolded. Sorry about your mom though
and glad to hear how you recognize that many people go through
somewhat parallel experiences with their own families and religions.
And seriously, this has been one of the better online forums I've ever visited,
through and through. (Still looking forward to what is coming!)