“All that we behold is full of blessings.”
I had the surprise of my life this month. I found out that my nocturnal seizures of the past 40 years, that I have been medicated for, are caused by a food allergy to pumpkin, squash, cucumbers and melon (the cucurbit plant family). At first we thought it was a theobromine problem (I drink a lot of tea), but thankfully, it wasn’t that. It is very strange to go from a “sick” person with epilepsy to a very healthy person overnight, but I am thanking God that the mystery is solved. All the symptoms make sense now, but I had never heard that food allergies can cause seizures until this past October when I started researching epilepsy. It only took me 40 years, but better late than never! I started keeping a food log, had a reaction, saw an allergist, and the rest is history. It’s the best Christmas present I could have ever received! I have so much to be thankful for, including great friends who made these beautiful cards for me this Christmas season…fun sled and skis from Terry, super-cute tree and matching wooden tree from Patti, little green elf card from Whitney, very merry tree from Nancy, clever tree drawn by Joseph and beautiful ornament card from Mimi. I know the time and the love that goes into making home-made cards and I appreciate every single one of them, thank you my stamping friends. Merry Christmas!