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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fire in the Kitchen

Kitchens need fire. A perfectly controlled fire can cook the most delicious food in the world. Restaurants can't run without it. But what happens when the fire you need, the fire you love, turns on you and burns uncontrollably?

What happens when the industry that feeds you- literally- also drains you? I hate to be so vague, but I'm not in a place to share the nitty gritty details about our struggles. I can really only say that I feel helpless because I can't help Erik. I'll do my best to support him continue to pray for the best.

Food is Love


Tiger Lily said...

oh HIlary...I can only imagine what has happened...I'm so sorry and I will pray for you guys.

ch said...

I hope everything's ok with you and your family. I will pray for you.

Go Erin Go said...

Hang in there, things almost always work out for the best!

roberta said...

Gosh!I don't know what you mean but it is funny that I also see my husband getting drained by his job. No days off, no hours off since long time now. I can see he is exhausted and I am afraid he has entered a kind of vortex from where he doesn't seem to be able(?), willing(?)to get out.
I am joining the others with my prayers for your family.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to my world. It is one of the most frustrating feelings in the world to see your husband struggle- and because you are clear headed and relatively rested see things that could help him- but there is no helping the chef/husband- because in order to survive in that world they are intensely hard headed and ego maniacs.....so peace to you, no words of wisdom here, just pray for strength.