About Me

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I am blessed to be the wife of my soul mate (awe, right?!) and the mother of two children with severe food allergies.  I am also a part-time pharmacist, a part-part-time photographer, an avid runner, the cook, the maid, the taxi, the seamstress, the baker, the candlestick maker…   When I found out about my first child’s food allergies, I cried.  Then I cried some more.  I was afraid of everything.  I was sure there was hardly anything safe to feed her and I didn’t know how we were ever going to manage.  I can still vividly remember sitting in the library, surrounded by piles of books about food allergies, with tears running down my cheeks after reading about and envisioning her sitting all alone at the “peanut-free” table in the school lunchroom.  I know.   I’m dramatic sometimes.  But really, living with food allergies is NOT EASY.  Just imagine (unless you live with this daily) having to verify that EVERYTHING that goes into your child’s mouth is free of milk, eggs, or peanuts, as well as the equipment and/or hands that prepared it.  Anaphylactic food allergies are, well, life-threatening.  I won’t beat around the bush because that would be counterproductive!   Sometimes, because I’m human, I wonder “Why me?”.  Why them?  We’ll never know.  I try to explain to them that God has a purpose for us (Jeremiah 29:11) and it’s not always something we will know about or understand.  Because I could make a hobby out of over-analyzing things, I still try!  Myself having a touch of OCD, I wonder sometimes if I have OCD so that I can be a better “checker” for allergens?  Or did God give these two angels to me because I am the “most qualified checker” that can keep them safe?  If so, I can live with that.  In fact, thanks God!  (He’s so smart!!!)

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