Hardships of a Celiac’s Mom

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Domino’s pizza party accompanying divine Oreo shakes,

The hell lot of sweets besides loaded birthday cakes.

Ahhh!! Utter Bliss for all kids.

But my son, he can’t even tap that single piece.

And that’s our life greatest tease.

Our whole world turned upside down by this news

When Dev was diagnosed with celiac blues.

R.S.V.P. to all the party food,

No wheat, no gluten to include.

 

It was hard, very hard to accept this fact, and as a mom it just broke my heart !!!

An autoimmune disease with no significant treatment

For him it’s a whole life agreement

All the junkies will be gone from his plate

No food sharing with any of his mates

Our universe shook hearing about this disease

On that instance my life just ceased

But looking into the eyes of my 3 years old child gave me the strength.

Leaving the roller coaster of emotions behind,

We all started to set our minds

Plastering our faces with a smile,

We took a positive spin on gluten free,

Now the battle with allergens began

Thereof every bit entered my kitchen with a scan.

We decided that his special diet will never roadblock anything he wants to do,

I make all possible eatable that I could do.

Everything is homemade, from pizzas to cakes to breads to cookies

So that he enjoys the parties with all the goodies.

Our holidays are dictated by his GF food but we still enjoy

We cruise away the outside delicacies and make family time more fun.

His school authorities are well informed and friends too

Everyone takes care of him, enjoying times without exchange of food.

Merry times are not only to eat, it’s much more than that,

We make this understand to him, so that he enjoy his life’s match.

As a parent we need to nurture not only his heart and soul but his body too

Challenge is to make him alive just like me and you

That constant looming fear has started blowing away

As he is getting better day by day.

There is sadness, frustration and little anxiety every day or two,

But his own willpower and dedication makes us stronger too.

Now after 3years of extreme vigilance and a handful of reactions left,

I am habituated with it,

It’s hard swallowing all the emotions but I promise to deliver my very best

After all he’s our son, our only invest.