It’s been a great summer. Lots of fun. Lots of friends.
And even though it’s gone by so quickly…at the same time it’s been a long summer.
My health has kinda sucked.
And as the summer winds down, I’m dealing with some guilt about having celiac disease. I know, I didn’t pick this disease it picked me, blah, blah, blah, but still.
Mrs. Dude and I celebrated 20 years of marriage this past week. I know what you’re saying…”How can you be married 20 years when you are in your early 30’s?” Pretty simple…I married when I was 11. Nuff said.
Anyway, we had a great day at the beach on Saturday with one of the Dudettes. Not a cloud in the sky. Just a perfect day. The only thing missing was the second dudette, who had to work. I know what you’re saying…”How can you have a daughter who works when you…” Oh, never mind.
We had plans for Saturday night to be with good friends of ours. Sushi and drinks at their house around the fire pit. It was gonna be awesome, as nights with this couple usually last past midnight with lots of laughs and great conversation.
But something happened between the beach and the sushi. I got tired. Not just tired, but celiac tired.
We arrived at our friends house at 7:00 ready for a full night of festivities. By 9:00, I was in bed.
Everybody was totally cool about it, but still, it just sucked. And not for me. As much as I hate it, I accept the fact that I will have some days and nights that I just won’t have it. But it sucked for everybody else.
What should have been a great night was cut down in its prime.
I feel bad mostly for Mrs. Dude, who has to deal with this all the time. It’s a total grind. We have a phenomenal marriage (especially considering we married before puberty even hit) but it’s gotta be a drag not knowing when celiac is gonna rear its ugly head.
So to my Saturday night friends, I say “I’ll make up for it next time…I promise.”
And to Mrs. Dude, I say “For better or worse…remember? I’ll give you my best as much as I can. Sorry you have to deal with the worst much more than I do. I love you more than words can say.”
Anybody out there deal with the celiac guilt??