What a miraculous story, Michelle! The depth and beauty of this man's story comingling with your own—just breathtaking. And yes, it feels like you were meant to cross paths, to share words. I'm so happy you had this encounter, and feel so blessed that you chose to share it.
I also feel like you really are on your path; on your way to building your dream, and I am awestruck.
Please keep safe—I worry about you!—and thank you so much for your beautiful story.