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.