Oh no! I've experienced that sinking feeling when I went to the garage and my partner's bike that he saved money for a year to buy was stolen. The thief went to jail but we haven't recovered the bike. In Minneapolis, bikes are stolen everyday. I used to sleep in the same room as my bike to keep it safe and never left it locked outdoors overnight. I've grown to trust more and I keep it in the garage now.
Best wishes to you. I look forward to more of your stories, including cycling stories in the future :)