There are days I feel alone in my food allergies.
I have some strange allergies. When I tell people that I have food allergies, the next response is usually “Are you gluten free?”
When I tell people my number one allergen, most haven’t heard of it. It’s rare. Not many know how to respond. I feel alone.
There are days I feel lonely with my food allergies.
Social gatherings center around food.
It’s a lonely place to be – surrounded by food, with conversation about food, not able to eat any of the food.
There are days I miss spur of the moment meeting friends for lunch.
As I said – lonely.
Even beyond the lonely – the hardest part is feeling different.
Some people just don’t understand.
Those who try to understand – they are the treasures.
Next time you come across people with food allergies – encourage them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Psalm 34: 8-10
Even in my loneliness – I lack nothing. I have Him. He is all I need.