Congratulations, and best of luck.
One of the reasons religion should be there is to make us better people. Personally, I've yet to feel that that was my path -- I'm trying other paths towards being better -- but you're on your path, the one you may need to be on, and, most importantly, it's the path you know you need to be on.
And we're there to support you. So is your parish. And I'm so glad you've found your parish, that the people who are a part of it have been there for you. You've been there for them, too; the impact of that might not be as obvious, but it is there. And it will continue to be there.
Find peace. Find love. Find joy. Keep being a force for good.