One year ago I was celebrating Thanksgiving from a bed in the hospital with bilateral optic neuritis – getting PLEX treatments … it was a hard holiday. This year I am thankful that I get to spend the day at home with my family. I may not have the best vision to this day having suffered yet another Optic Neuritis attack … not to mention a recent horrible colitis flare which landed me in the hospital … but there is still so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for my family, my friends, my NMO family. I am thankful for Cali, for being my best friend and always being at my side when I am not feeling my best. I am thankful for my beautiful niece. Just a year ago this time I was waiting for her to come into this world, and she was so worth the wait. I don’t know what I would do without her. I am thankful for the small things that I can do now, that I wasnt able to do a few years ago. I am thankful for the amazing support around me. Life might not always be what I expected it to be, but each and every day I am thankful to see the sun rise and set. Who knows what the next year will bring so for today … and everyday … I am just thankful.