Daily Archives: May 18, 2012

We Broke Up…

Here it is! The first, of hopefully many, sandwich bread loaves! The kids ate it up and said it was super soft and yummy! (But not too soft, spreadable things didn’t make it crumble!)

It was a sad day.

Well, not really… I was prepared for it, but he wasn’t.

It was my Schwann’s man.

I had planned to call him before he came over… but I never seemed to get that done.  The next thing you know, he’s in my neighborhood and at my door – ready to take my order.

“I am so sorry, we aren’t going to be buying your food anymore, we have celiac disease,” I said.

“WOW.  What IS that?” he questioned.

“Basically we can’t have wheat, or gluten, things connected to that,” I simplified the answer so he wouldn’t be more overwhelmed than he already appeared to be.

“Oh wow…. that’s like, in EVERYTHING!” he stated.

“Yeah….,” I said.

“So, that’s like a WHOLE lifestyle change then.” he processed more information out loud.  “That REALLY stinks.”

“There are worse things,” I said.

There was a long silence… as if he was in denial that it was over.  He even tried to see if I would bend the “rules”… not quite understanding the magnitude of the disease.

“Some of my diabetic customers still order ice cream though, even though they shouldn’t,” he said, as if to encourage me to be unfaithful to my diet.

“Yeah… it’s not really something you can knowingly cheat on, and feel well.  It destroys your body, and I can’t function,” I proclaimed.

“Wow… okay.  Well, I guess this is good-bye?” he said.

“Best wishes with your future and sales!” I said.

With a hand shake and a head shake, he was off.

I felt badly dumping him like that.  It never feels good to dump people, when they don’t see it coming – especially, and when they’re as nice as my Schwann’s man was.

But alas, it had to be done.

Back to my clean start….

** {I realize we could probably have some ice creams from them, but I ate a life-time supply while pregnant with my 5th child.  We’ll leave it at that.}

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and  death shall be no more,  neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Revelations 21:4

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