In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to acknowledge what I am most thankful for…Giving thanks seems a bit cheesy, but the sentimental person in me appreciates openly and honestly voicing all the things I’m grateful for.. so, I will give it a shot. It is Thanksgiving, after all.
I’m most thankful for my health and for the good health of my family. I have to admit, before being diagnosed with MS, health is something I took for granted. It’s easy to overlook how lucky you are. But as I’ve been reminded, things can change in an instant. I’m grateful for not only finding a medication that is now keeping my MS stable but for access to the best medical facilities, doctors and the ability to cover financial costs. I realize that not everyone has this privilege and it’s truly a gift that I do not take for granted.
I’m also thankful for my incredible support system – my friends and family who never let me down – and to my husband who supports me day in and day out. It’s been a gift, to say the least, to slow down my life and be with Chloe every day. It’s crazy how quickly I see her changing, learning and absorbing this new world around her. I truly feel like my love for her grows with each day and beyond thankful for our girl this year.
And for you, my readers, who have inspired me to keep writing and sharing my story. Writing a blog is scary… With every post, you’re putting yourself out there, not knowing how others will respond or react, and debating whether or not, people will really care. So, I really appreciate all of the feedback – whether you comment on the blog posts or talk to me in person – it means a lot to me. I’m always looking for ways to enhance and evolve and hope you’ll continue to share your feedback and comments.