Editor Charlotte Eriksen email@example.com
8:13 am on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Suffering from a difficult autoimmune illness, that at the time was undiagnosed, my family and I wandered in after picking out pumpkins one afternoon. I was unable to gain or stop losing weight at the time and was down to 100 pounds, but my familiy forced me to order something, and I ordered the Gobbler, I think it is called? Well, it was sooo good and for some reason did not "repel" for lack of a better word.
After a minute, my kids one by one noticed, and said "Wow, Mom! You are eating!" Then my youngest toasted the table with her ice cream soda, "Here is to Mom!"
I stopped Ms. Kreiling on our way out and told her not only how wonderful her food was, but how happy I was that my kids and a moment, a meal, that felt normal for the first time in a long time.
Then we both cried, and she promised that if I was ever unable to get there, she would bring my turkey sandwich with stuffing and cranberry sauce to me.
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Charlotte Eriksen, Dan Campana, and Alex Keown,
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