It’s official. I have a problem. The first step is admitting it. I am addicted to chocolate. I think Baby Bean is also addicted to chocolate, which explains why my addiction has escalated over the past months. Chocolate totally grossed me out during the first trimester, and I had hoped that maybe the love wouldn’t come back so fiercely. Alas, not to be. The only thing that’s keeping me from eating three candy bars a day is the knowledge that slaves are used to harvest cocoa. Unfortunately, there’s such thing as fair trade chocolate.
I don’t think I can move on to any other steps except admitting that I am powerless over this addiction and not ready to change it.
Remember when I didn’t eat chocolate for an entire month? That was hard. There were times I didn’t think I would make it. I wanted to quit so badly. Well, I have a friend about to start the 7 fast in January. Pray for her (and those fasting with her). You can follow her journey here:
I love that there are nutty people out there trying to really live the gospel. I’m so challenged by these amazing friends. Another friend was telling me yesterday about how she and her two daughters had breakfast with a homeless woman on Sunday. What a blessing to her daughters, to model such love.
My other sweet friend met a former stripper last week and is taking her to a Bible study with Eve’s Angels (http://www.evesangels.org/) tonight. (I was supposed to go with but this baby keeps disrupting my sleep making me turn into a zombie around 6 pm! Argh. Maybe next time…)
Between these ladies and my adoptive-mom friends and so many others, I am humbled. Yes, there’s more to do. There’s so much hurt and suffering in the world, but there is hope shining through. God is working, and it’s awfully fun to watch.
Go Kat! We can’t wait to hear what you learn from 7. Enjoy those Christmas cookies while you still can.