Cynthia, yes, change is like a visitor and yes sometimes it is a good change. I don't think I have ever seen "loved in" but whether you meant it or not I like the expression. I like the idea of being loved in as if worn in or a comfort. Beautiful as always my friend.
Thanks for taking the time for it Barbara! I really appreciate all thoughts, editing suggestions and reflections on language. Sometimes I get so accustomed to a piece of writing be the way it's been for a long time, that it really helps to have fresh eyes take a look.
And Cynthia I too agree with Barbara that change is like seeing a visitor & it is a real good change bigtime!:))))