Our first Thanksgiving..


This is one of the first major holidays without Dad.. we have had a few holidays but Thanksgiving and Christmas were the two big family holidays we all celebrated as a family. Last year on Thanksgiving, we were only a few weeks into learning that Dad had a pretty bad cancer diagnosis. He hadn’t had the major surgery that we learned his cancer was inoperable, though. He was really really tired and not feeling well but he still got all dressed up and went out to Thanksgiving with us. We wanted to go out to a seafood place for this Thanksgiving called Landry’s, but it was closed. So we ended up going to Dim Sum. I was a little nervous because last time we went to Maxim’s for Dim Sum, we had several people chasing us telling us dogs weren’t allowed. This time, however, we really had no issues. It was very delicious and relaxing. It was nice to hear that they obviously had learned too so hopefully others with disabilities who come in their with service dogs won’t have that problem. And, of course, this was our first Thanksgiving together as a team. I’m so thankful for her. 

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

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