Today I am celebrating 8 years of marriage with my handsome husband, David. I am not just saying he is handsome because it’s our anniversary, he is actually every bit as good-looking as he was the day we got married. Maybe even more so. A little more distinguish, thoughtful, wise and when he holds our baby boys….wow! He is just gorgeous.
If you are married you know that marriage is “surprising”. It’s surprising how much laundry 2 (and now 6) people can create. It’s surprising how much you start to speak alike and look alike. It’s surprising how often his socks don’t make it into the laundry basket. It’s surprising that I haven’t paid a bill in 8 years. It’s surprising that after all this time together I still want to be with him more than any other person on earth!!
I am still being surprised by my husband…
And just yesterday I was absolutely flabbergasted by an avocado!
I love guacamole and I often cut up an avocado for a salad or even a breakfast taco, but never I had thought of using avocado for a sweet treat!
But alas!! Avocado, when mixed with cocoa, maple syrup and vanilla is surprisingly sweet, creamy, decadent and delicious!!
I expected marriage to be great and it has been better than I thought it would be. I have laughed louder and cried harder than I ever thought imaginable. I have learned that when you let your heart love fully you open yourself up to experiencing the heights of joy as well as the depths of sorrow. Without one I fear you wouldn’t be able to truly feel the other.
And when I promised to love my husband in sickness and health, through success and failure, through happiness and grief I may not have know what that would actually feel like, but I know now and I am still committed to those promises.
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 cup organic cocoa
- ½ cup of maple syrup (more or less depending on preference)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix avocado in a food processor until creamy
- Drizzle in maple syrup and vanilla
- Scrape down sides, mix again
- Add cocoa ½ a cup at a time, mixing in between
- Refrigerate for about 1hr.