We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog

I know I was supposed to share a bit of writing today, but recently I got some devastating news. A very close friend of my family is very near the end of his fight with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gherig's Disease.

Here is a good explanation of what the disease's course is. It's very factual and clinical. However as someone who has watched someone who is like a brother go through this illness, that description doesn't convey what happens; this video comes closest...

Metallica's One

I'm reevaluating some things in my life. At this point the most important thing is to be there for his family as well as mine. Our families are very close. My husband is hurting very deeply and although I haven't told the children yet (that will happen tonight) I know they will be very heartsick as well. I'm not planning to give up writing - I think I'll find that quite therapeutic - but I'm trying to release what I can so I can focus on what's important. 

1 comment:

  1. When life twists and turns, we must sway and bend to make sure we don't fall. I hope this process goes as smoothly as it is possible; especially telling the children.

    Take care of you and yours...