One year ago on September 8, 2012 I woke up in my son’s bed with a numb hand and a limp.
Three days later I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and admitted to the hospital with a steady stream of steroids flowing into my body.
One year ago I would get annoyed at my husband for working late.
Today I am grateful my husband works tirelessly for our family and my medical bills.
One year ago I was hoping to have another baby.
Today I am grateful for the two precious beings that help me get out of bed in the morning.
One year ago I took my feet and legs for granted.
Today I am grateful for each step and adventure I am able to be a part of.
One year ago I always wanted to be doing something.
Today I am grateful to do nothing.
One year ago I may have given little thought to those limping or in wheel chairs.
Today I am grateful to have learned not to judge and instead empathize with the pain they are living with.
One year ago I was naive to the 2.1 million people silently suffering with MS worldwide
Today I am grateful I can use my words to educate others.
For information about MS, read the National MS Society’s page here.
You may also enjoy my MS diagnosis.
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