Sorry to hear that, Sailhog... I know exactly what you mean, though, the last time we sold a boat it was a very emotional time... and I had to watch other people sail her away!
But it will pass, and your new 'girl' will eventually fill the hole. Also, perhaps count yourself lucky that you're not around to watch her deteriorate, if in fact that happened.
btw - best wishes to you and your family with this move.. always interesting, isn't it?
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"