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What is there to be grateful for?

To quote one a scene from one of my favorite episodes of Will & Grace..”So many things, really.”

There is so much I am grateful for with having living with Celiac. And truly, it’s not having, because I AM living. When I was diagnosed with Celiac probably back in 2006 (honest, I’ve been living gf so long now I don’t even remember when I was diagnosed), I became part of an amazing community.

A community that stands together. Supports one another. Cares for one another. And being a blogger in a past life (Gluten Free Steve), I became close to so many incredible folks, even ones that I never physically met. But we’re part of the club that is there for one another.

While they’re not physically there daily, these folks have been there for me over the years with support, laughter, recipes, advice, an ear for a rant, friendships and so much more. If you’re not following the following, you’re missing out:

Shirley at Gluten Free Easily
Pete and Kellie at No Gluten, No Problem
Jules Shepard at GFJules
Kate at Gluten Free Gobsmacked

Plus, there are others that no longer blog that often but still have great information on their site including Melissa at Gluten Free for Good and my sister from another mister, Ginger, at Gluten Free in Georgia, Finally.

These people are my family. They have the utmost respect for the gluten free and Celiac community and are ones I fully trust with information.

And speaking of family, I am truly most grateful to have an amazing husband, The Artist, who has been with me for 13 years in life, 10 in marriage and however long I’ve been gluten free. He’s watch me go from a skinny 130 lbs when I couldn’t gain weight to 30 lbs. later with a nice little belly and love handles. And he’s been incredibly supportive, loving and thankfully, patient with me more than I deserve at times. He’s found new ways to adapt recipes, finds me gluten free treats along the way and is always there for me with some sugar and hug at the end of the day.

So I hope the community welcomes me back, and for that, I’d be grateful.

2 thoughts on “What is there to be grateful for?”

  1. Hey Steve!–Of course, we welcome you back!!! I hope you find your return to blogging to be joyful and on the days when it’s not joyful, I hope you will at least find it worthwhile. Some days in the world of gluten-free blogging are challenging. 😉 But there is a LOT to be grateful for, that’s for sure! Thanks so much for the super shout out, my friend! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you and The Artist!

    xo,
    Shirley

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    1. Shirley, thanks for the kind words. I love that while we’ve never actually met, we get one another. And can be there for one another. And know what true support is for the gf community! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, too.

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