I love chocolate.
You could say I love it too much, but why? Why hurt it's feelings that way?
I know of only one person who loves chocolate more then I do, and her name is Katelyn. I sprung her forth, which I think may be pointing to some sort of genetic pre-disposition.
Let's talk about several random things, shall we? And because it's my blog, and I can do whatever I want here, that is exactly what we are going to do.
* Today in The Book of Mormon I was reading/listening to my BFF Alma talk to his son Corianton. (You know how in The Book of Mormon it says several times that it is a voice speaking from the dust? That is the late, great Alma for me. I HEAR him!!! I tell the Double B this all the time, he speaks to my soul so much that it is like I am actually there. Every time I come upon him in the Book of Mosiah I am elated, and every time he passes through towards the end of the Book of Alma I am sad. He is just the best. The absolute best. If you haven't yet had the chance to read The Book of Mormon yet, go for it!!! You won't be sorry. Single most inspirational book/thing in my whole entire life.) So anyhow. Alma is telling Corianton about justice and mercy, that one can not rob another. That what we sow, we reap, essentially. He uses the most beautiful language to describe the mercy of our Savior Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. Then I read one of my favorite pieces of instruction (Alma 41:14-15, if you are interested). He says to Corianton and Marie: "Therefore, my son, see that you are merciful unto your brethren, deal justly, judge righteously, and do good continually; and if ye do all these things then shall ye receive your reward; yea, ye shall have mercy restored unto you again; ye shall have justice restored unto you again; ye shall have a righteous judgment restored unto you again; and ye shall have good rewarded unto you again. For that which ye do send out shall return unto you again, and be restored." That piece of instruction always causes me to stop and think. Am I doing those things? Not perfectly. Not all the time. Am I trying my darn hardest? Absolutely! I am hoping to totally have it down by the end of my life. Or at least be a lot closer.
* That reminded me of my Granny-friend, whom I have cried over twice in the last twenty-four hours, haha. Not because I was overwhelmed with sadness, more like intense gratitude that she is my buddy. It's funny, I think of her every day, but some days those feelings are particularly tender. She was such a great lady, that Iona. She would occasionally let a bad word slip, which is actually pretty cute on such a cheerful old lady, and she would get really worried about that. I think she was wishing she would have mastered it already. I remember telling her I was pretty sure she was all set. I totally know how much the Lord loves my Granny-friend, I just feel it. She is such a good egg. It's nice to know you have someone on the other side who's got your back.
* K.J. is finding sweet success while sweltering away at scout camp! He is finding a place amongst all those boys, and even has two new friends he is really excited about. Sweet Sister Suzy! Worth it. We have his little friend Lauryn over today, which he was bummed to miss, but Liv and Kate are thoroughly enjoying their time chilling with their older friend watching 'High School Musical 2,' which I think we can all agree is a classic ahead of it's time. Let's just agree, I think it's the right thing to do when the children are so happy.
* Trina, if you are reading this, you totally inspired me. I am creating order. It's fun!
* Have you tried the York Pieces candy? You really should. It is just so delicious. And here is what is amazing about it, I actually don't like York Peppermint Patties. Yuck. But York Pieces, and something magical happens. So delightful. Refreshing. Perfection in a little package, sort of like Katelyn (although I wouldn't eat her).
* That's it. That's the end. See? I told you we'd talk about random stuff. My mind has been cleared, so you're off the hook. Go enjoy your summer! The End.