Sunday, October 26, 2008

52 Blessings—Wheat

Saturday I made a batch of wheat and a batch of white bread and as I anticipated opening the warm loaves I thought, “I’m so glad I’m not allergic to wheat.” I remember when Dessie, my older neighbor, discovered she could no longer eat wheat products. I was really young, but I was devastated for her—no white gravy, cinnamon rolls, toast, cookies or bread and milk for life? Argh. I would have roared back my head and cried out loud like Lucy on Charlie Brown if that were my lot. A life sentence of miserable meals and starving was my prognosis for Dessie.

Since Dessie’s diagnosis years ago, many of my friends and acquaintances have realized they are allergic to wheat products also. They’re not starving, they’re not unhappy, they’ve discovered substitutes and they eat well. But still, I am really grateful I can eat wheat.

5 comments:

Kathy said...

I love wheat and wheat products also! I remember being in the wheat fields, picking the ripened heads of the wheat stock, rubbing them in my hands to remove the chaf and then popping the kernals in my mouth to chew! Yum! I love bread, cookies, brownies, cinamon rolls, tortillas, this list is endless. I love your picture of the wheat with the blue sky above!

Hannah said...

Having an allergy like that would change who I am! I just love all manner of wheats and whites and everything in between.

Julie said...

Since Steve can't have any kind of starch anymore he told me that he hopes that when he gets to heaven the Lord will hand him a big piece of bread and say, "Good Job Steve". He really misses it. I would have cheated long ago. I'm just a noodle.

Lucy said...

I hear you. I'm thankful I can eat it but so, so grateful there are as many alternatives as there are for those who can't.

michelle said...

Amen!