Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Life Living With A.L.S. Continued


As I walk towards Mr. K I wrapped my arms around him and cried along with him with an empty feeling in the pit of my stomach. Up until this point I had never seen him cry. I grabbed his hand and lead him to the couch as we sat thinking how our lives would change. We had decided not to tell anyone until we were ready to explain what ALS was without crying every time. We needed that time for us to grieve. We were losing a part of our lives that we would never get back. What would we do, how would we manage. God please give me the strength and courage to get through everyday. I remember saying that prayed several times a day. Only It was, God please give me the strength and courage to get through this day. Jump ahead ten years later. God did give me the strength, courage and guidance to make It through everyday for the last ten years. Now keep In mind that typical life expectancy Is two to five years. Looking back on that day on the couch I have learned so much over the last ten years and have done some amazing things. God gave Mr.K and I this task of making a difference, making a difference In the lives of people that struggle everyday to live with ALS.

Have a wonderful Tuesday,
Kathi

11 comments:

Lenore said...

Just checking in to see how you all were doing.......God bless you and your hubby...prayers your way.
Your posts have made me more aware of the good things in my own life.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I continue to be amazed at your courage, Kathi. I am so glad you so willingly share your and your husband's story. I'm am learning from you! Blessings to you! Coralie

Shopgirl said...

This is a love story like no other I have known. Thank you for sharing. Big Hugs, Mary

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I started reading your post from the last one where I commented on the Storque article. I have tears in my eyes knowing the sheer will power and perseverance that both you & Mr K have had these past 10 years! This is a tribute to pure, genuine love that only two as close as you could understand. I thank you for letting us in to receive this story. You're in my prayers, Kathi!

blushing rose said...

Kathi ~ Your strength is a lesson for us all that we can endure & get through all of life & its trevails ... with the strength our Lord gives to us to carry on.

Your love for one another shines boldly thru ... your courage together is awesome.

TY for once again sharing another moment of your lives. God bless you both ... Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

The Green Pea said...

Thank you sharing your life of living with ALS with us. It is beautiful how you and your husband are so in love and supportive to each other. God has giving you a real strength only a believe would know. I have been touched by your love for each other. Please keep the faith, God will see us through all of our needs. You both are in my prayers. Sandi

Tiedupmemories said...

Thinking of you and Mr.K. Sending hugs your way!I can't imagine.
Tracy

Christine D said...

O.k.- I know I say this all of the time but you and your husband are just AMAZING!!! You have given me strength in so many ways. Thank You for being inspirational and for just being YOU!!!!

I have your blog link on my blog. I also "blog lifted" the picture of the earings I just ordered from you on etsy. I hope that is o.k. If not, let me know and I will take it down a.s.a.p!! I am so excited to get them and order from you in the future! You are one talented gal. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!!!

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing your story and God bless you both!
~Nancy

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