Monday, May 31, 2010
Giving up Pizza and Finding Friendship
This afternoon I was hanging out with some gluten-free, celiac friends and we got on the topic of pizza. My friend remarked how much they missed going out for pizza. Not even the pizza itself, but the easiness of grabbing a slice of pizza and not having to think about it. I was saying how nice it was for my kids to visit their house because they could eat the food and snacks that were on hand. Later, on the beach, we ended up discussing how many of our close friends we had met through our journey into this gluten free world that we would never have met if we had not had to deal with being gluten free. I realized that I had somehow traded the easy trip to the pizza place for many new, meaningful friendships. And although I miss regular pizza I have gotten something in return that was even more special--friendship.