Had a good talking to with myself over all of my whining and crying. I have so much for which to be thankful. I’m allergic to casein. I can’t eat cheese. But you know what? It’s not cancer.
There are so many whose lives have been affected by cancer, heart disease, MS, autism, and the list goes on. I’m a Christian – a title that, sadly, has many different understood definitions today. I believe in the Almighty Triune God of the universe who is sovereign, holy, just, gracious, kind and compassionate (read in the Gospels how tenderly he healed the sick and wept over the death of Lazarus). I believe that the Bible is the Word of God – true, inerrant, set apart and relevant for us today. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:3)
God promises to “work all things together for good to them that love God and are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) All things. The good, the bad, the ugly.
Methinks I’ve needed this reminder more and more. It’s not putting on my best Maureen O’Hara that will get me through this – though it can’t hurt. It’s remembering that God brought this to my doorstep and will give me everything I need to get through it and be ok. I might well up with tears on occasion as I walk through the imported cheese aisle at Whole Foods, but I’ll get through it.
I might even wear roller skates…
Upon waking I was starving, so I ate a few bites of turkey and avocado. Real breakfast was a big ton of shredded beets and carrots with extra virgin olive oil and salt and a piece of wild-caught salmon with salt and garlic powder that I pan-seared in coconut oil.
another boat-load of carrots and beets with leftover chuck roast and chicken
few bites of meat
grilled chicken burgers with grilled plums instead of grilled peaches and NO honey mustard sauce (sigh)- to make them AIP legal, LEAVE OUT the mustard and pepper; sauteed baby bok choy with garlic and olive oil; roasted butternut squash with coconut oil and cinnamon
few berries with coconut cream
FOLLOW 30 PLUS DAYS OF MY AIP JOURNEY.