الحب, Liefde, l'amour, amore, el amor, αγάπη, אהבה, miłość, LOVE
In one part of the trailer, Allergic Girl says that she wrote the book for "Food allergic people and those that love us".
The trailer shows Allergic Girl explaining her food allergies to her date. My son is only six years old. He's a little young to date (although he's had a "fiancée" since he was 2 years old). I'm talking about a different kind of love today.
My son feels the love when he is included. This could be something small like when a classmates mom brings in a baggy full of Hershey Kisses for him when the other kids are having cookies. Or it could be something larger like when family friends go out of their way to buy safe snacks and prepare a safe dinner so that when they invite us over for a dinner party, we can all eat the same foods....safely.
Friends of ours have children the same age as mine. Their son is one day younger than my oldest and their daughter (who happens to the Little Man's "fiancée") is 10 days younger than the Little Man. They are lovely people and they go above and beyond to show him the love. Neither of their children have food allergies, but they have both been trained on how to use the Epi Pen and have tried to learn what it takes to keep my son safe. I feel more than comfortable with my son going to their home without me. They have also gone out of their way to find out what safe foods he can eat and how to prepare those foods and snacks for him whenever we are there. The mom will call me in advance of any dinner party or birthday party to double check brands to make sure nothing has changed or to double check food prep to make sure that I am comfortable with what she is doing. I know the Little Man appreciates the extra steps that they take to keep him safe and include him so that he can enjoy himself and be completely included in the celebrations. I appreciate it to. He's not the only one that feels the love. And I hope that our friends know that the love is returned to them, tenfold.
And to show some love to my blog readers, leave a comment with your positive love story and at the end of the week (February 18th) I will pick one lucky winner via random.org. The lucky winner will receive a copy of Allergic Girls new book Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well With Food Allergies . Whether you have food allergies or love someone who does, leave your comment for a chance to win.
For more on the book visit:
Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well With Food Allergies
Watch the Allergic Girl trailer