And now, the end is near.
And so I face the final curtain.
Yep…we’ve come to the end of the month-long blogging marathon. (And not a day too soon as I was seriously fearful of Dude-fatigue setting in.)
And what a month it’s been. We started with a celebration and then every time I thought I’d run out of things to write about, something came up.
I’m not sure if that’s a good thing, as most of the news was frustrating to the celiac community.
But we asked for Celiac Awareness and boy did we get it.
But I am hopeful that we’ve also come to a new beginning.
– A beginning of a new era of celiac awareness.
– A beginning of the medical community correctly diagnosing celiac disease in less than the 7 years it currently takes on average.
– A beginning of celiac disease being taken as seriously as other diseases.
– A beginning of the end of the gluten-free fad diet.
– A beginning of restaurants knowing that half-ass efforts won’t suffice for us.
I want to give a special shout-out to my four guest bloggers this month: My lovely wife, my awesome daughter, my great friend, and my cool cousin. It was interesting to view celiac disease through your eyes.
Ironically, those four blog posts were some the most popular ones of the month. What does that tell you?!? Actually, I don’t want to know.
And naturally, a HUGE thanks to all of you.
This blog is all about community. And by sharing your stories and your voices, you have helped me, each other and countless more.
Kudos to you.
And one final thought: The end of celiac awareness month does not mean the end of celiac awareness. Let’s all keep it up.
I’ll see you in June (wait…that’s tomorrow!!)