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    First of all, awesome pic of your family!!!
    You all look so happy.

    Secondly, kudos to your wonderful hubs for being such a caring partner.
    He sounds much like mine and they are truly “good guys”. Lucky us!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely story and for showing others that all hurdles can be jumped with love and patience. While none of us really “wanted” this disease, early diagnosis ensures that your children will likely grow up strong and healthy.

    And that’s all that matters. ;)
    Best wishes to you all.

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    Thank you for sharing Amanda! Thank God for amazing husbands!!!! Best of luck to you and your family!

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    Celiac Mindwarp

    That really is a stunning photo, what a great team!

    You have a lovely story here, and well done for spotting the symptoms in your children. Your man sounds like a fantastic one.

    Good luck with the next stage of your family journey

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    Gluten Dude

    Irish, Rachael and Mindwarp…I truly appreciate the comments. I know these Love Stories aren’t as controversial or sexy as some of my other blog posts, but I simply love these stories and I think they are just as important.

    Again…thanks so much for your contributions!

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    I realize that people arguing and getting hot under the collar may be a bigger draw :)
    but honestly, I think stories like this are more important.

    They are life-affirming and show real celiacs living happy, normal lives.
    (yes, I said normal.)

    They show how to overcome adversity and get on with the business of living.

    I love reading them and I hope people continue to send them to you.
    More! more!!
    Just my two cents ;)

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      Gluten Dude

      I still have about 20 to get thru. It was totally cool that so many sent their stories in.

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    Celiac Mindwarp

    I love that the stories are life affirming for celiacs and NCGIs, and I love that there are so many people with amazing relationships. We so rarely hear about good relationships, it is brilliant to see.

    I get angry with

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    Celiac Mindwarp


    I get angry with the rants, but often shed a tear at the love stories

    Mw x

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      Mw, my buddy :)

      You know that whenever I write or say the word “celiac”, it means
      NCGIs, too (because I think of us all as one big happy Gee Eff family)
      In the future, I foresee a world where there will be no “separation”— it will just be “gluten intolerants”. (because that’s what we all are, essentially)

      or “people who lived through gluten head hell and lived to tell about it ”
      ( but PWLTGHHALTTAI is a pretty clunky acronym. We’ll need some PR peeps to work on that one) :)

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        Celiac Mindwarp

        Yes, I do, because I know you get it :)

        I like to say it mostly so any newbie NCGI folks feel welcome ;)

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    I have really enjoyed all of your gluten free love stories. I have not commented on all of them, but have read them, and they are a great reminder of how much of a difference it makes to have supportive spouses, friends, children, etc. on this Celiac journey. Thank you, Dude, for not talking about the South Beach Diet guy today.

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      Gluten Dude

      Thanks very much. I’ll come back to the South Beach bonehead eventually ;)

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    GF Canada

    Can’t waste too much time with others who trash Celiac and gf food and such. Its been ratings time and all they want is free promotion. Don’t get sucked in by the BS. Whats that song? Love is in the air….?? lol Have a good day everyone. Thanks Amanda for sharing.

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    Laurie Barrie

    Thanks for sharing your story. I have been gluten-free all my life. I was extremely fortunate to have an incredible pediatrician who diagnosed me accurately almost 50 years ago! I am so thankful I didn’t have to go through years of suffering. I’m sorry you had to, but thankful you now live the gluten-free lifestyle :)

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    Consider yourself blessed to have such wonderful family support. I loved reading your story!


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