I must admit that I have been finding much comfort and pleasure in…I’m ashamed to say it…ice cream lately or anything chocolate! Ugh, many years ago now I was a very, very healthy high schooler whose one indulgence was a Fig Newton or a York peppermint pattie. Fast forward some years and one child and then another and well, sweets are just a bright spot in the day to help me get through!
I was reminded last week by way of another blog that I should not be finding ultimate fulfillment in food (or anything else) but in God. This is obviously so true. But, in this season where on a difficult day I feel run through the mill by my extremely active 2 year old, is it wrong to find joy in some ice cream?
I suppose my waistline won’t thank me and hopefully those fig newtons will satisfy again in time. I should remember seeking God for help in the moment of temptation is my surest way to peace. But I’m not going to stress too much right now. I feel confident it is not an idol. Perhaps I’ll just make sure I pick an ice cream spot that is a good walk from us. I can walk off the damage on the way home!
- She is now 21 inches (from 18 3/4 at birth),
- 11 lbs, 12 oz (from 6lbs 11ozs at birth)…I find this weight a little hard to believe but regardless, she is gaining very well!:)
- 100% breast fed (such a blessing! Micah much preferred formula and the bottle, switching to both full time at 3 months but this little girl will have nothing to do with a bottle or even a pacifier! With the second one comes more confidence to make breast feeding work or that is what I have found!)