I believe that God puts people in our lives to challenge us. To bless us. To love us. I believe that's why Mr charming and I found each other again, all those years ago.
He challenges me. Not in any negative sense of the word, he challenges me in a way I believe God would if He were beside me holding my hand or pushing me beyond my own limitations. I see Gods light, hope and encouragement in my husband... every... single... day.
Which brings me to the metaphorical title of my post. Tonight as Mr Charming and I were whipping up a loaf of this delicious gluten-free chocolate chip banana bread, I felt him come up behind me as I was finishing transferring the batter from the bowl to the loaf pan.
As he hovered comfortably close, "You want to lick the batter, don't you" I asked with a little judgement and a little worry in my voice.
"Of course I do." He said teasingly as he took the spoon from my reluctant hand.
See, to him, its a delicious preview of our treat. Something fun he probably did as a kid. Whereas when you mention licking batter to me all I hear is my mom saying "There's raw egg in there! You'll get salmonella poisoning."
And herein lies the exclamation of many of my fears and much of why I don't partake in such risk taking.
Not only do I believe that licking the drippy battered spoon just simply isn't worth it, I believe I've missed out on other opportunities of in the moment excitement in my life. Whereas Mr. Charming believes in taking calculated risks and living in the moment. I could have very well spared myself some nights sick in bed with a belly ache, or worse, but aside from licking egg-filled battered, I may have also missed out on other adventures that I was just too scared to leap into.
I love that about him. I love that he pushes me beyond my limits sometimes. That he shows me that not everything has to be scary. That yes we should be cautious, but that without any risk there isn't gain.
And I like adventure. Calculated, well-thought out adventure. :D
For listening to my story, I leave you with a delicious recipe for this super moist, sweet banana bread. We opted for Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips, but it also pairs wonderfully with added fruit or nuts.
P.S my super adorable new Mason Jar measuring cups are courtesy of my friend Kym who just knows me and got me those for Christmas along with Paleo pizza crust. That's love.
Welcome! My name is Mandi & I hope you stay in this happy little space a while. I'm a Christian, a wife to my Mr. Charming, mama to baby Greyson, healthy food-lover, traveler, professional journalist and Personal Nutritionist who hopes to inspire others with my story...
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