What a great day it is! A day to celebrate all of the mothers who are present in our lives.
When I think about my mom, I recognize the support she has given me throughout my entire allergy journey. In the seventh grade, our lives flipped upside down with new rules, a new diet, and lots of restrictions. My mom spent hours during weekly grocery trips reading and understanding labels when the new diet started. Even today, she still adamantly reads labels of products that are new to the shelves in case it is something I can try. She created a nut-free house that I could always feel safe eating in. She made sure all of the nutty snacks went to work with my dad and sister unopened to be kept in a desk drawer. She planned and cooked meals that were new and different, but still safe for me. She’s recreated menu items from some of my favorite restaurants that I can’t easily get to or can’t safely eat at anymore due to cross contamination. All in all, my mom is the best!
I am so grateful for the other mom’s in my life, too. My grandma, aunts, friend’s moms, etc. take care of me when I come to visit and ensure that I am always safe and happy.
I have so many strong women in my life, and I hope you do, too! No matter if it’s allergies or not, moms have the cure for anything.
Mom, I love you!