Dude note: To help celebrate and promote Celiac Awareness Month, I will be writing 30 blog posts over 30 consecutive days (weekends excluded) with the theme “30 Days of Helping 30 Celiacs”. Each post will be aimed toward helping one specific person or group of people. If you or someone you know needs help, guidance, advice or a shoulder to cry on, please contact me and I will do what I can to help. On the 31st day, you’re on your own. Totally kidding.
Today’s 30 for 30 blog post is for: Parents of children with celiac disease.
After Monday’s post became such a debacle, I thought I’d give my blog a rest for a bit. The internet can drain me at times. Spend a day on Twitter and your head will explode.
But then I received the following message on Facebook and it put a smile on my face. A big one. It’s a poem someone wrote to her best friend’s daughter, who had just been diagnosed with celiac disease.
I hope it puts a smile on your face too.
She loved the poem so in the spirit of helping other Celiacs, I thought I would share it for other mothers to share with their children.
“Ode to Celiac Disease” by Tracey Decter
When Celiac has got you down,
Poke his eye and you won’t frown.
If you prefer, just bop his head,
And make HIS tummy hurt instead.
This little guy is super cute!
He thinks it’s funny when you toot!
Although you may feel constipated,
Gluten foods are overrated.
Don’t use a fork to eat your soup!
Don’t tell me when it’s time to poop!
I wish you well with all my heart,
But leave the room if you must fart!
She sent it with a stuffed animal stomach.
Thanks for everything you do. It has helped me help my daughter this past year.