Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Life With A.L.S.









Our ALS Walk Team Kup & Company

Do you ever feel out of touch with the world. That's whats going on with me right now. I rarely go out, maybe a couple of times a month, because the truth Is I simply do not trust anyone with Mr.K. He Is so helpless he can do nothing so his life would rest In their hands. One of my worst fears Is that something would happen when I was gone and they wouldn't no what to do yet It be a very simple thing that I could of easily fixed. That truly scares me.

I feel that I know some of you really well so I thought I would start sharing a little of my life with you from time to time. The reason I never blogged about my ALS life Is because I never wanted anyone to feel sorry for me. This Is where I feel my life Is right now.

I am truly blessed to be able to stay home and care for Mr.K. When Mr.K was diagnosed I was only 37 years old. I have many challenges In my life but the rewards are so much greater. Mr.K makes me laugh, he makes me cry, he makes me smile and yes he does make me mad sometimes. God has put this task of caring for my Husband In my hands. He has given me the strength to get through each day with dignity and grace.

My life Is what It Is. I can choose to be happy or choose to be sad but It Is entirely up to me. I choose to be happy.

Have a wonderful week end,
Kathi

12 comments:

Lynns Lovelies said...

Dear Sweet Kathi...
You and Mr. K make quite a team and have my deepest respect and admiration!
The daily challenges you both face each moment are a truly powerful testament to your love,dedication and faith....
Thank you for sharing your life with us~~you are amazing!
Hugs and Love,
Lynn♥

Splendid Little Stars said...

ditto the above comment!
Thank you for sharing your ALS life with us. There are many of us online people who are also facing challenges in life. It is affirming to hear of someone else's struggles and successes. Truly, I believe, only God can give us the courage and peace to face the day and the tasks ahead. And to find joy in that is an amazing gift.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Kathi,
Show us Tinkerbell sometime! (please)

Tiedupmemories said...

Hugs to you and Mr K.!I agree..you two are quite a team!Thanks for sharing your story and being an inspiration and having that positive attitude that we all should have!
Tracy

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Blessings to you, dear. You are a courageous woman and an inspiration to all who are living with difficult illness. Thanks for sharing a piece of your life today.

blushing rose said...

You both are blessed to have one another ... the path that God leads us to, is a special one just for us. You are a wonderful couple. TTFN ~Marydon

SharDon Exclusives said...

Kathi, I have often wanted to ask about your daily walk but did not want you to think that I was "feeling sorry or pity" toward you. Thank you for tackfully sharing a part of your life with us. It helps to know how to pray more specifically for your lives. Give hubby a kiss from all of his gals in blogland. We are all behind you, praying for strength & wisdom. Blessings to you, dear blog friend, Sharon

Candy said...

You are a true woman of courage. Love your attitude, we can do all things through Him.
Know that we are here to listen whenever you have a need to talk.

Sisters in Christ,
Candy

suziart said...

You are a lovely human being. God Bless you and Mr K!!!

The Jeweled Postcard said...

You know you are my hero! Because of our friendship I think of you and Dennis daily:) You are my inspiration on a daily basis in many ways. You know how I worry if couple of days go by and I do not hear from you or see some movement in your shop, but "worry" is my middle name, lol! I'm always so excited when you get to go out into the world for a little lunch and shopping with your Mom and sister. Bless you and Dennis as your in my daily thoughts♥

candice xo

Jann said...

Hi Kathi--thank you for letting us take a peek into your personal life . . . I think we all have our challenges, some much harder than others, but you inspire me, as you face your challenges with love, optimism and courage. I will keep you and Mr. K in my prayers, and I hope you have a lovely week. God bless you both! Smiles, Jann

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

What a beautiful post! God puts challenges in our paths so that we become stronger for them. You're right..we can embrace them or we can be bitter. YOU have chosen wisely and He has blessed you with life, love and happiness in return. You and Mr K are so fortunate to have each other!