Giving Gluten-Free Thanks
Thankful for Friends
Friday, November 2nd. I am thankful for my friends.
My best friends and I try to get together on any weekend we possibly can. Seeing that we do not live in the same city anymore, things can be a tad difficult. I often make weekend trips to for mini-reunions, and what does that mean? Packing gluten-free food.
I can handle a day trip somewhere – pack a few snack bars, an apple, maybe some grapes. But, the trouble lies when there’s an overnight trip. You need breakfast, lunch and dinner. Without the help of my friends, I would never be able to prepare for weekends away like this on a regular basis.
They understand what gluten-free truly means and all of the preparation that goes into it. They understand cross-contamination issues. They understand where I can and cannot dine at, and they always make sure I am included.
I am thankful for my friend Alana buying me breakfast ingredients for the next morning. I am thankful for my friend Brit making sure she only packs the brands of food or drink that are gluten-free. These may seem like small things, but they are in fact the things that help me out the most. Making it easy for me to leave my house for 2 days without a cooler packed to the brim.
I am thankful to have friends that want to learn about my dietary restrictions so they can help me. I don’t know what I would do without them.