Last year, I celebrated my first REAL Valentine’s Day with someone that I adore. Most of my Valentine’s up to here have been sub-par to say the least. I was really good at being single – in fact, I thought I had perfected it. Although my celiac diagnosis and plenty of healthy problems that went along with it were difficult to deal with, I survived on my own like a stomach-paralyzed badass for a while. But then, I had a chance at real love and a real life with a partner who understands me.
I mean, he went from Non-GFBF to 100% GFBF (although the name still sticks because it’s so dang catchy – oh, and if we get cross-contaminated, he’s still not down for the count for days – lucky dude!).
He started Celiac and the Beast with me last March and has helped it grown exponentially. He not only does all the back-end work on the website, but he’s also the designer that creates all those beautiful t-shirts and hoodies that you see for sale! He also tastes all of the food that we review and puts in his two cents to almost everything I write. Although I may be the face of our brand, he’s certainly part of the heart.
He’s put up with so much – being sick all the time, being busy writing Celiac and the Beast 24/7, dragging him along to PR events (although I think he secretly likes being in the spotlight too). I just want to say a giant…
along with a giant
I LOVE YOU.
Happy Valentine’s Day, dude.
And for my readers, my only wish for you today is that if you have a GFBF, appreciate him. If you don’t, I know there’s someone out there for you that will appreciate you and love you for who you and what you have – don’t settle for less – please.