At some point all of us ask the questions, “What are we doing here, what is our purpose?” That self reflection is an honest response to wanting to make a mark in this world no matter our passion. We can’t help but feel that we must be here to accomplish something greater than simply going through the motions and merely existing. The question can become so important for us to find that we look past the obvious in search of the idea of perfection that doesn’t really exist. Or maybe it does, and maybe it exists as a different form of perfection than we originally thought?
For a long time in my life I merely existed. I wondered why other people had things that I didn’t, why some things didn’t come easier than I thought they should, and how I wished my life could be different. I didn’t appreciate the life that I was given and now that I do understand, the life that I was creating all on my own.
I have had trouble carrying a healthy baby to term. I suffered two losses that shook me to the core. Thankfully my life came to include two beautiful daughters and although their entrance was chaotic, they have blessed me in so many ways.
My oldest daughter came into the world premature and barely survived. She was hooked up to breathing tubes and belly button tubes and an IV in her head. When she looked up at me from her incubator my heart swelled with love and at the same time those feelings of wondering why it had to happen to me surfaced. As she aged she developed food allergies and just when I thought I was at the end of my rope, I realized something. I was developing allergies too. The food that I had eaten my whole life was wreaking more havoc than ever and I was being thrown into the world of cooking without my consent. That little angel of a daughter was the reason why I was willing to try and I knew that even though it was not something I was interested in, I would cook for her.
When my youngest daughter presented even more allergies I simply got tired of coping. Every time I thought I had something figured out along would come another food and environmental challenge to deal with. It took two pregnancy losses, a premature baby, dairy, soy, corn and wheat allergies, chemical intolerances and the diagnosis of celiac disease to wake me up.
You know that “should of had a V8” moment? The one that smacks you right dab in the middle of the face? Well mine happened during a wonderfully orchestrated pity party that I was having for myself about the fact that I had to spend so much time dealing with allergies and sensitivities. I was actually living my purpose, my passion, my soul’s role. My children had to be sick in order for my protection instinct to kick in and they had to be sick for me to take notice. When I sat back and looked at my life in all of it’s honesty I was completely surrounded by food and environmental sensitivities. I was being given first hand experience walking the walk.
Along with this realization came abundant ignition. I have a fire inside of me to protect children, bring them here and keep them healthy. I am no longer happy with the medical systems lack of diagnosis, and the passing off of symptoms as normal when they don’t know what to say. Infertility, allergies and illness are on the rise in record numbers and there are not enough answers for those suffering.
From the allergy standpoint children don’t have the luxury of making their own money and grocery shopping for themselves. They can’t pick and choose which cleaning or personal care products come into contact on their skin, and for the most part, most kids don’t even know what it fees like to actually feel good. This world of ours should be a giant platform that offers countless opportunities for children to grow and accomplish even greater things than us. They deserve that and it is my soul’s role to help spread the awareness that the man-made chemicals in our environment are causing an increase in allergies, infertility and illness. Children have to contend with far more toxins than we did and you as a parent have the ability to give that little person the wings they need to fly. Isn’t that a great gift?
In answer to the question so many of us seek, if you are in charge of a child’s wellbeing you have been given a very good reason to be. It’s an important role and you have the ability to make a direct impact in a positive direction on the generations to come.
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