That Girl

I saw this, and of course cried.  I was always “THAT GIRL” before for being so selective with certain foods that I knew made me sick…  and now, even more so as I’m more sensitive and have realized the reason.

Celiac Disease.

Food is such a social thing.  Feeling excluded or being “a pain” is my least favorite thing when it comes to people having to make “special adjustments” for me.  Truly, I dislike it.  But, on the otherhand – as a family, we’re used to be excluded.  Often times there’s just too many of us, or people don’t like the togetherness of our family…   It’s not a new battle for us.  Being different…  but I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t hurt sometimes.

We had a couple over the other night, and they brought cookies they had made for us.  SUPER sweet.  It was a genuinely awesome thought, but I felt sick at having to tell them we couldn’t have them… I didn’t want them to think we didn’t appreciate the gesture.

Just to review.  Celiac disease isn’t something people choose to have.  They don’t eat gluten-free as a form of trying to lose weight, nor is it a trend for us.  We know it’s more caloric – so we have to monitor our intake all the more.  We do it to be healthy, because it’s best for OUR bodies.  We all have to do what is best for us.

Also…

* I didn’t choose Celiac disease for my family.  God did.  I’m glad He doesn’t make mistakes and I can trust in His plan for us.

 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 

 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

 your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 

  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, 

when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.  

 Your eyes saw my unformed body;

 all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

Psalm 139:16-19

Posted on June 1, 2012, in Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Change, Diet, Our Struggles and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. We had Mason’s track banquet this week. The coaches ordered pizza for it. They ordered from Pizza Ranch so I figured they would think of Mason and order him a gluten free one. They didn’t. It was all I could do to not sit in that room and cry as he sat with his friends and they all ate in front of him. The look on his face really pulled on my heart strings as well as his sister Kailee’s. I guess I learned that it always is a good idea to call ahead and check in those situations!! There are so many available options now there is no reason for this to happen to him like it did 3-4 years ago. Hugs to your family….and all those kids out there that are put in situations like this one. May God give them peace!!!

  2. Oh Kori. 😦 How awful and disappointing! Did they clue in, or apologize when they realized he wasn’t able to eat? I read about a mom who always tried to take whatever cupcake (same kind class was having) or take a pizza to whatever event… She realized later she never wanted her child to feel “left out” – and she had so much guilt…. I just have to remember that guilt is unrighteous, and God has a plan! ((hugs)) Thanks for sharing that.

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