I love to cook. I love to eat. And I love to do these things with my family and friends, so getting a diagnosis that, while treatable and somewhat temporary, has messed with the way I like to cook and to gather with those I love. Especially through the holidays, it was hard.
Needless to say, all the fun recipes I was planning to cook and share around my table and here on the blog have not happened. But what has happened in this beginning phase of my journey is that I’ve learned a few things.
- I am so blessed by the many foods that I can eat. My list is short right now, but for so many they are struggling just to find something to eat and God has given me a greater awareness for those who are limited not by a list but by circumstances.
- Even a struggle like this one can draw me closer to God. When discouragement hits, I can turn to Him for my strength and a perspective change.
- My friends and family want me to succeed at this and to heal. They are in my corner and are so encouraging to me on this journey.
- It’s not really about what’s ON the table as much as it is about who’s around the table. The fellowship is just as sweet with a gluten free bread as it is with the with full gluten version!
So this morning I baked the gluten free banana bread I pictured above to serve to my bible study girls this afternoon and ya know it’s not too bad! So maybe I’ll have some recipes to share here after all… here’s to a new year with less worry about what is ON the table and focusing instead on whose AROUND our tables!
Happy New Year!