If you have found this blog it is probably because someone you care about has ALS…perhaps you are the one who has recieved the awful diagnosis.  My purpose in creating this site is with the intention of helping you to find resources, encouragement, a little bit of hope for yourself or those you are walking this journey with or just to remind you that you are not alone…that someone else has walked this journey and understands.  I was desperate for someone who I could identify with as I moved through those months and finding that person was difficult for me.  I would like to be that person for someone who needs to be reminded that there is strength to be had when you only feel weak, afraid, angry, frustrated, disappointed, grief stricken or hopeless.

My name is Wendy Williams Sprunt.  I was married for 32 years to Cliff.  We have four amazingly mature, loving, faith-filled, resilient kids ~ three sons and one daughter…we’ve also inherited three other daughters through marriage to our sons and have five of the sweetest grandchildren, ever.  Cliff and I spent 23 years in volunteer and full time youth ministry then the last seven together with Cliff serving as senior pastor of a church we planted together.

Much of what is shared here will be from my journaling through our 19 and 1/2 month journey and some of what I have experienced after Cliff left.

I am certainly no expert in ALS or grief (other than my own).  I only wish to share some of my experiences, thoughts, honest (and sometimes raw) feelings/emotions and, hopefully, the realization that, as you face the impending loss of this wonderful person whom you love (or are concerned about those you are leaving behind) there is ongoing life and that, in your loss, you can survive.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Honey Goodman
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 20:12:03

    Wendy, I am so inspired by you. Thank you for all of the ways that you are helping others to survive what they are going through. God continues to use your experience in very powerful ways.



  2. Kandi Sprague
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 20:38:25

    What a wonderful way to bring hope and understanding of ALS to others who are suffering through this horrible disease, Thank you for opening your heart and life for all to see for the benefit of others. And what a wonderful gift of writing you have! I love you Wendy, God Bless…



  3. Jordan Williams
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 21:22:46

    pretty cool I hope alot of people are able to read it.



  4. georginasievers
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 22:35:06

    Thank you for sharing about your pain, hurt, frustration, love, and hope. You and Cliff meant so much to us, and our family, in our days at Heritage. Wendy, you continue to be such an inspiration to me. May you blessed in writing this blog.



  5. Bonnie Kruse
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 06:32:49

    Wendy, I admire your authenticity in sharing the pain and hurts and all the various emotional ups and downs because of it. As you seek the mind of Christ in all of this; I know He will use you for His glory. Many will be helped, encouraged, and inspired because of your willingness to open and honest. May God continue to bless you and your family.



  6. Bonnie Bethel
    Dec 31, 2014 @ 18:22:56

    Sometimes it’s difficult to dig deep in your heart about a loss. But I am very proud of you for doing -what may be painful at times – in order to help someone else. Sometimes we -me included-feel nobody quite understands our pain when we lose someone we love. You will help take that feeling away. You are going to bless so many people! Love you lots!!!



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