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Celtic Queen posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Friends and Loved Ones of CeliacsSo, my MIL and I have been having some issues lately. Mainly it's because I don't live my life exactly the way she thinks I should and don't agree with everything she says But we did have a nice Christmas holiday together. I did have to share this funny story though. We went to Christmas Eve service at her church. She lives in a small town and everyone at church knows everyone else. They were serving communion at the service. At my home church, I am in charge of serving the gluten free communion to the 4 of us who are gluten intolerant. But I knew they wouldn't have gluten free communion at her church, so I just sat in my seat during the communion. When she came back from getting her bread and juice, she said to me, "You should have gone up there. If you didn't want communion you could have let the pastor know and he would have just blessed you. Now everyone probably thinks you are an atheist since you didn't go up there." I responded, "Well, God knows I'm not an atheist." So which is worse, being a Celiac who can't take communion or having everyone at church think I am an Atheist? I thought it was pretty funny. I could care less what everyone else thought about my not going up to communion. This is one of the reasons we clash. She lives in a small town and is very much about keeping up appearances with everyone. I could care less what everyone thinks of me. It was also funny that Christmas dinner was pretty much a Celiac's nightmare. She saved out some ham and cheese grits for me. Everything else was filled with gluten - ham and biscuits, sausage balls, pigs in a blanket, sweet roll, cookies, rum cake. There was not a vegetable to be found and everything had gluten in it.