It's been awhile since I have updated this - time flies - I retired from my daytime job, ran a half marathon with my daughter in Virginia, and am now getting ready to drive cross country to visit our son.
Before I left my day job, I gave everyone there a bead pendant/key chain to "remember" me by. The next day, one girl told me the story of how her eight year old daughter drooled over her bead, just itching to have her mother give it to her, which didn't happen. Well, I brought her daughter some of my orphan and extra beads - this is a picture of the thankyou card she wrote in return. It's a card that I will keep.