The Continuing Bond of Cooking With Austin

Written by Dianne Gray for the Association of Death Education Counselors (ADEC) Forum

Although I was well aware of the importance of healthy eating during pregnancy, I was not aware of how the simple act of being so fastidious in my choices would create the beginnings of a bond between my son and my- self. At the age of 28, I gave birth to a baby boy, Austin. Like most mothers I was consumed with all of the rituals and mundane issues having to do with feeding my firstborn child. How much? How often? Is he getting enough? The amount of thought I put into the matter is mind boggling. Many people engage in this endless dialogue that goes along with the care of their loved ones...young and old alike.

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