What a awesome post. YEA for YOU Stretch! WOW indeed...I'm so very happy that you are getting support from your husband. And oh that part about having the time of your life in a "deep down spiritual way"--that part made my heart swell!
(and um, I've got a book idea too--sounds like there are several of us 'wanna be authors' on these pages...sub specialty for your publishing company perhaps!?!)