1. That’s what I said about Madeleine and dairy – Please God don’t let it be dairy – it’s in EVERYTHING! It was! And I gave it up for a year. And it wasn’t so bad 😉

  2. See? I know it’s not “real” suffering, but dang… this hit where it really hurts! *grin*

    I had forgotten all about your dairy issues, but yeah, you did have to give it up for a LOOONNNGGG time. Ugh.

    As I was changing him just a few minutes ago, I had the awful thought, “what if it were wheat instead?” I am passionate about cooking and making everything from scratch, and part of that is grinding the wheat myself. If I had to give that up, I’m not sure what I would do.

    So, chocolate it is! (and thanking God it’s not dairy!… at least, not that I know of…)

    LOVED the pictures of your son at the picnic… great necklace! They are both growing up soooo fast!

  3. Way to skip some Purgatory time by sacrificing through love for another! 🙂

    Now, if you make that sacrifice do double-duty, you will be super efficient … by offering it up.

    Yes, I’m crying inside for you … just also being annoying by pointing out what you already know! 😀

  4. Thank you, Julie!

    Yeah, I’ve offered it up, but deep down I feel like God was saying with a smile, “One way or another, babe, I’m gonna get you to start eating healthier..”

    I plan on reminding Joseph of the “great sacrifice” I made for him when he gets older (LOL). Others can tell horror stories of 3 solid days of labor, but I–I can tell of a heroic year-long sacrifice of chocolate. Oh, the odes that shall be composed in my honor….

  5. Yes, and he shall sing them to his children and his children’s children … just as Hannah smiles and says she will do when we tell her of the six month’s of colic she had and oh, so many other horrible sufferings we had when nurturing our first baby (sleeping only 3 hours at a stretch, etc.). 😀

  6. Six months of colic?? I think I’d be singing your praises, too!

    But… reading on your blog all the joy she brings to your life, I’d have to say all that suffering was more than worth it! *grin*

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