A Little Introspection and Self-Observations

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago…(It was almost 20 years, so it really was a long time ago.) I was working in a warehouse for an airline, but that part is unimportant. We had a driver come in one day and say something that I have never forgotten. I don’t remember what the conversation was leading up to it, but he said that he never wanted to have kids because no one could give him a reason that wasn’t selfish. I thought about it, and I couldn’t think of one either.

And almost 20 years later, I still can’t think of one. I’ve been the mother of a beautiful little boy for almost 2 years, now. And I can tell you for sure that there is absolutely nothing that I could possibly do for Max that could ever even come close to comparing to what he does for me by just existing. I watch him running around the house, and I’m completely overwhelmed with how much I love and adore him. If he smiles, my heart just melts. And I can’t help but smile back, no matter what my mood.

laughing boy
How can you not smile at this?

Now, I know this seems a bit off topic compared to my earlier posts, but there is a very good reason for that. I have been doing a lot of research lately. That’s what I do. I love to research. But this time, instead of having my nose buried in one of my many Celiac Disease/gluten free books, my nose has been buried in my computer screen. I have been reading blogs. Famous ones, and not-so-famous ones. And I have realized something. The good ones are written by human beings.

Let me explain. When I first started this blog, I wanted to get information for living gluten-free out to the masses. I’ve been going through almost every book out there to try to get all the information distilled down and easy to understand. Now, I still want to do that, but I have realized something. This blog is about me, and I’m not just gluten free and only gluten free. I am much more than that. I’m a wife, a mom, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a sister, and a sister-in-law. I’m a friend, a confidant, a hockey fan, a curling novice, an avid reader, a pretty good cook, a wanna-be gardener, and a lover of Italy. And I’m much, much more. And so are you! You may need to eat gluten free or care for someone who has to eat gluten free, but that isn’t all you are. Of course, any recipes I try will be gluten free. But I’m hoping that we can be on this journey of life together. Let’s enjoy all that we are.

So, until next time, here’s to…Living better, easily!™

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