Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I was recently diagnosed with food allergies, specifically to milk, eggs and almonds. I typically consumed those foods on a daily basis so now I have to stop and think about what I can and can't eat. Milk and eggs are in almost everything. Lactose is present in most medicines as a filler and as a binding agent! I can't have cream in my coffee. No cheese or butter. No cake. (I will probably mourn the loss of this the most!) No more Chick-fil-A strawberry milkshakes!
I can approach this season in my life in several ways; I can totally ignore the allergy, eat what I want and itch like crazy, I can totally focus on the foods that I have had to give up and have a woe is me attitude, or I can focus on being thankful that the doctors figured out what was wrong with me and that there are still plenty of foods that I can eat.
Oh Father, help me daily to focus on what I have, not on what I don't have or what I've had to give up. I have everything in Jesus. And He is all that I need.
Posted by Cindy at 2:04 PM