Michelle! It's me kumi! I'm soooooo happy you received your gohonzon! I really hope that when you return to NE you'll be able to connect to members there.
When I know we have shared this buddhism w/others and they are enjoying thier life through this practice and know they have something very precious to them, the Gohonzon, then I feel like i've somethig for at least one person. we miss you!!!