We had a mini celebration in our house tonight!
It was originally planned to celebrate Lydia passing her wheat challenge.
Plans had to change. She didn't pass the challenge, and we also found out about two new allergies to garlic and beef. Yes- beef, as in hamburgers and steak and chili and spaghetti sauce.
I was bummed. Really bummed. Party cancelled. But then the pity party cleared, and I realized we had plenty to celebrate. So- instead of wheat, we celebrated our amazingly blessed life.
We celebrated living in America. I start each day knowing that I can provide my kids with clean sheets, clean water, healthy food, education, a home, and a whole bunch of other frivolousness that we often confuse with "needs". Lydia has nine different food allergies, and yet I still have an abundance of safe, healthy food to buy for her.
Yep, lots to smile about!
She was wondering why we were staring at the cake instead of eating it.
Wheat free, dairy free, nut free, soy free, artificial dye free, and very, very yummy. Even ultra wheat-free critic mama thought it was good. Namaste chocolate cake mix- allergy friendly, not cheap.
What if I woke up tomorrow and all I had left was what I gave thanks for today?
Self pity, go away. Cake tastes way better.