Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Mission

This may sound corny, but this is how I feel: I am here to help. That's it. I have always said that this feeling of having to help other people with food allergies is something that I HAVE to do. This is truly the one thing in my life that has not let me walk away or give up on it, it's the one thing that finally hit me as "This is what I am supposed to do with my life". I am so grateful that I have been able to find out what I am meant to do with my time on earth and that I found out sooner rather than later.

My mission is to ease the stress and difficulties that other people may feel when dealing with food allergies. This could be in the beginning, when you have been diagnosed and you are not sure what to use or where to start or how to replace. Or, it could be further down the line when you are just tired of eating the same things day in and day out and you just need someone to say "Have you tried this?" My job is to hand you the research and what I know has worked well in our family. I don't ever want anyone else to feel the way I felt when my son was diagnosed. I don't want someone to be told that their child (or them) could not eat these foods, be handed an Epipen and rushed out the door without guidance on what you CAN eat to stay healthy and nourished. I don't want anyone else to go to the store in desperation, read labels and cry because everything has something that they cannot eat.

This is why I am here and this is why I do what I do and love it. Would I love to be famous and make some extra money? Sure, doesn't everyone but the true secret to happiness is the feeling that you get knowing that you helped someone else because you could. I am not looking for fame, I am not in a constant battle to see if I can beat other people at my talents, I am simply here to support anyone who asks me. I am thankful each day for all of the new people that I meet and come into contact with all around the world. Before I started to do this, I never imagined that I would have people from Australia and Canada and Brazil waiting to see what I write- it's just mind-blowing and awesome!

So, I would like to say, I am here for whoever needs me, unconditionally. If you need help, if you need recipes, if you have questions or if you just really need to discuss a situation with someone, I am here. Please let me help you so that you can sleep easier at night, easier than I did at the beginning of this journey. At the end of the day, we all need to go to sleep knowing that we did our best and, I feel, that's what counts.

2 comments:

  1. I think you summed it up perfectly..."we all need to go to sleep knowing that we did our best". Doing my best is what I strive to do everyday...accomplishing just that is sometimes easier said than done...it is one of the challenges of living with multiple food allergies, eczema and asthma. I try not to beat myself up about it and focus on the positives...that always helps to keep me motivated. Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles

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    1. Susan-

      Thanks so much for your comments! I can't wait to check out your blog as well and get some new information.
      - Tracy

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