Casey, not just here, but in many other forums, and even with my local newspaper submittining a letter to the editor, it is quite possible you assumed your reply/thread was submitted and, in fact, it wasn't, an easy mistake. I admittantly am quilty of this many times. As Allie said make sure that when you are done to click "SUBMIT", or something like that. Sure glad for your involvement, and we don't want to miss your posts.
BTW, you can always come back and edit your posts if you realize you may have omitted something or wanted to clarify what you wanted to say.
If your post is indeed moderated it stays moderated until it is approved. We check this area daily. I looked as well and didn't see it in the moderation area. If you post is moderated a Moderator or Admin still sees it in the posts. We can then approve it.