In this touching, brutally honest video, my daughter cries out for healing and strength as she battles food choices every day at college.
My hope is that parents can see how important instilling good eating habits at an early age is to the future health and wellness of their children. Elora didn’t get diagnosed with CSID until she was 14 years old and had developed a love for all the foods she shouldn’t have. Seeing what she is going through is a very strong motivation for me to teach her little brother, Parker, how to make wise food choices today. Considering how much more severe his CSID symptoms were as a toddler, I cannot bear the thought of him living with pain and frustration as an adult. CSID can also lead to other digestive diseases, including colon cancer, if poor food choices are made for the long term.
I know how difficult it is to battle food choices every day. As a mother of five children living with a limited budget, some days lack of time and money alone make it seem nearly impossible. For me, this video is a reality wake-up call to every time I am willing to compromise.
Yes, healing would be wonderful. In the meantime, I pray for God to give her strength as I pray for Him to give every parent and child facing the daily CSID battle strength to make it through one day, and one meal at a time.