I am Christy Petty,wheat gluten-free, Christian, adoptee, wife, mom, grandmother, cook, writer; author of THROW THE WHEAT IN THE SEA, muralist, animal lover;(cats,dogs,horses) self-appointed (with a little help from CSA) spokesperson for wheat gluten-free living and awareness, with the gift of exhortation and possibly a talent for writing and definately a desire to free the world of all illness caused by wheat.
I have been ‘me’ since 1963, so I have a
48- 49year-old body today. I am married to the first and only man I ever said “I do” to, for 29 31 years, in two weeks. I was 18 when I married, he was 19. Exactly 364 days after we married, I birthed my first son, 22 months after my 1st son, I had a second and 5 years later I had my 3rd and last son/child.
My middle son, my favorite (I have to say that so he won’t feel so middle-ish) was my introduction to Celiac, gluten intolerance. Since his diagnosis, almost
17 18 years ago,the family has grown, as well as the amount of people in the Petty family who are gluten intolerant. Me included.
My missions in life: ( the ‘order’ depends on the day)
1)Help others get through the beginnings of the ‘gluten free wheat free change over’, it can be easy, if WE have the right tools and attitude.
2)Live happily ever after.
3)Have my youngest LD son function in this world as if he is as ‘normal’ as the rest of us
4)Have gluten free flours on the grocery shelves, in 5 lb bags, at a price that is the same as wheat flour!
5) Never have to ask for a ‘special’ gluten free menu in a restraunt
6) Spread the Good News, the Gospel, the Truth. Jesus Christ is our one and only way back to God, and God gave him to the world, to die for our sins, which he did. Jesus rose on the 3rd day after his death on the cross, ascended to Heaven 40 days after his resurection and has prepared a place for all who believe in him to be the one and only way of salvation, to have eternal life.
7) Change the Medical Worlds pre conceived idea that gluten intolerance is a rare thing.
8) Be young forever.
9)Paint murals everywhere, even my house.
10)Become the Gluten free cookin, gospel spreading, wheat free guru chick that wrote a book or two or three or.. that pleased God.
11) Write a book that makes people cry and me rich.