Today is our 3rd wedding anniversary! I really do remember the day like it was yesterday. We had such a great evening with family and friends that flew in from Winnipeg and Toronto, to take over the Mayfield Inn for the weekend.
It has been three wonderful years, and I am looking forward to many more!
Amanda had decided she wanted to wait until after our San Francisco honeymoon to begin the gluten diet. She quite understandably didn't want to go through the pressures of searching for gluten free foods in a city we were not familiar with, and a diet we had no idea about. After all, she was diagnosed only a few weeks before our wedding!
I remember coming home from our honeymoon. Having a good night sleep, and then beginning the kitchen cleanup. We printed off a gluten free safe and unsafe food list and started through all of our cupboards and pantry shelf. We read each label, made a safe, unsafe, and not sure pile. Packed up all of the unsafe goods, and took it to the food bank. Put the safe products back in the cupboard, and forged ahead with more research on the 'not sure' pile.
I remember it being very stressful. After all, the unknown is very scary! What can Amanda eat? What can't she eat? Do I go gluten free too? How do we avoid cross contamination in our kitchen? Whats going to happen when we eat out? Can we eat out ever again? panic panic panic.