Things have been quiet on my blog lately. I have been where I should be; amidst living life and caring for my family. I realized that while maybe I don’t have a recipe to post right now, that perhaps there is something more worthwhile that I could share with all of you.
I started my blog back in 2008 when all of this was so fresh. My daughter’s food allergies, our diagnosis with celiac disease, and later her diagnosis with asthma.
One of my greatest joys of having this blog are the emails that I have received from readers who have been touched by my offerings.
I’ve had people tell me that their food allergic child was finally able to have a cookie or a cupcake because they found a recipe on my blog that was safe.
I’ve had people tell me that life is rough for them. That their family and friends often - DON’T or WON’T - understand their child’s food allergies.
I’ve said to them, me too. I know how you feel.
I know what it’s like to be judged harshly. I’ve felt the burn of those who don’t take food allergies seriously, of those who think parents of food allergic kids are overprotective and too nervous.
So today I offer you this:
You are not alone. I know what it’s like to live with the fear and the struggle. I know what it's like to deal with skeptics.
I have composed a series of posts on what it means to be a parent of a child with severe life-threatening food allergies and asthma.
Stay tuned! And please share with others.
Together, let us build bridges. Let us spread awareness. Other people can have the grace to understand us. It is possible.
I know how you feel.
It’s not always easy.
But it’s worth it. We keep our children alive. We are their advocates.