ixchel, I am sending quick recovery wishes your way.
I learned that a friend gave my name to the DON at the facility where she works and now that DON will not stop sending emails asking me to go and meet with her. It is a great facility, not for profit, has had amazing surveys last couple of years. The pay is also higher than what I am getting at my current facility. The cons - longer commute 30 minutes vs the 4 minutes I have now, PM shift (have I mentioned how much I hate the 2-10 shift?), and less flexibility with schedule which will mess with my schooling. In other words, I am not changing jobs but it is nice to be wanted.
I learned that as hard as these past 5 years of being a widow have been, I am blessed. My girls and I survived and are in fact thriving. We miss DH dearly but we are ok.