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.
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.
* 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.”
Posted on June 1, 2012, in Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Change, Diet, Our Struggles and tagged celiac disease, celiacs, healthy eating, healthy for God, healthy for him, reasons to be healthy. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.