This new journey started several months ago where I was having major stomach issues and the gastro specialists diagnosed me with Celiac Disease. Apparently, I was allergic to gluten (wheat, rye, and barley), which means I couldn’t have bread, pasta, fried foods, etc. Or so they thought. You can read all about it from the beginning here. Well, if you know me, you know that I absolutely live off sandwiches, specifically Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all usually consists of a sandwich of some sort. So you can just about imagine what culture shock it was for me not to be able to have that anymore. Though it was a huge lifestyle change, it was one that I was willing to make at all costs in order to feel well and be healthy again. However, I felt it in my gut (no pun intended) that this was only temporary and to trust the process. So I did. I followed the instructions from the specialists, but I also stayed in prayer, stayed positive, and stayed faithful. I trusted the process.

Now let me tell yall about the God I SERVE!!! Remember in a previous post, I told yall that I felt in my spirit that I would be eating a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A real soon? Well…


Yes, ma’am! I devoured that. As a matter of fact, my first sandwich was in L.A. a couple of weeks ago at In-N-Out Burger. It was my first time having it ever and it was delicious! I wish we had one here.


In short, it was acid reflux (check out the previous post for details). Although I still have to be careful about what I eat, I AM able to eat sandwiches, pastas, and fried foods again (just leave off anything with tomato). I feel better than I’ve felt in months. I can sleep lying down at night like normal people (although I’m far from normal). I feel like myself again. I have had a few rough nights here and there as I learn what foods agree with me and what foods do not, but overall I have been feeling great!

Thank you again for all the love, prayers, and support. You will never know what it means to me. God is SO GOOD!





4 responses to “#TrustTheProcess”

  1. Quetta Avatar

    Won’t he do it?!!! ?? Girl, I had In N Out while I was there, too….yummers!! Glad it’s been properly diagnosed and you can go back to normalcy. When you told me you couldn’t have Chick-fil-A…..? I felt bad for you knowing how much you love them sandwiches with cheese, honey mustard, buffalo sauce, and Polynesian, right? LOL!!
    Anywho, thank God you’re adjusting and feeling better!

    1. gbsmith06@gmail.com Avatar

      In N Out was delicious! Honey, I was missing my CFA though. Lol! Almost! No Polynesian. Mayo. Thanks, girl!! ??

  2. J Avatar

    God is so good indeed, girl. He knows how much you love sandwiches and allows you to have them!! We serve such a loving God who know all our needs and wants. #praise

    1. gbsmith06@gmail.com Avatar

      Amen to that!!

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