Today’s assignment for the Turn It Teal Photo Challenge is to “share a picture of the person in your life with food allergies.”
Here’s a picture of our man-cub marveling at a couple of dolphins. See his allergy alert bracelet? We’ve had it for a long time now, and it still goes everywhere with him.
Today I’m going to copy another allergy mama’s post in that I’m going to talk directly to our boy.
You are growing up so quickly and your dad and I are so proud of you–your love for God and His Word, your love for others, your tenderness and compassion, your enthusiasm, your desire to be helpful, your courage. I know you don’t think of yourself as brave or courageous, but we do. We know it’s not always easy dealing with your allergies. We know that occasionally you struggle. But we work through it together, and we always come through with stronger faith, trusting God more and more. Even so, dealing with your allergies may get more difficult as you get older. I don’t want to go through all of the ways right now. Like Matthew 6:34 says, tomorrow will worry about itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. But I need you to know these truths and really believe them.
- God loves you and His Holy Spirit is always with you. Remember His words to Joshua in Joshua 1:9. Hold fast to the truth of Romans 8:28. Even when you don’t understand your circumstances, God is working them out for your ultimate good.
- You may sometimes wonder why God allowed you to have allergies, and that’s okay. But know this: You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). I’m going to say it again, because it’s important for you to know: You are fearfully and WONDERFULLY made. Any weaknesses you have are there to bring you closer to God and to display His strength and power (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). His grace will always see you through.
We love you more than we can explain or even show you. One day if you are blessed with children of your own you’ll understand what I mean.