In early December I went to a funeral. At the end after most people had left a woman approached Jeff and I. She introduced herself and was already aware that I had als. This woman told us us about a loved one of hers that was diagnosed just over a year ago. She said how with her loved one, the disease is progressing quickly and he is already in a wheelchair. She went on to tell me I looked like I was doing well, and added "I hope that we get as much time as you. (pause) Why do some people get more time than others?"
I glanced at Jeff, not quite sure how to respond, but if anything, her comment seemed to be rhetoric.
We certainly didn’t have an answer to her question.
Goal for today: Be Present.
Some photos from 2016…