Wow... I can't thank you all enough for your understanding and well wishes. Yes, it was a very hard decision to make as I love seeing everyone. I will miss that a great deal, but I feel I have made the best decision for the times.
I am by no means scrapping the idea of the gathering and will work toward next year with hopes there is a turnaround.
Thank you again everyone!!!
PS. You can relax until next year Marianne! :)