Peanut Butter and Bananas

There are some flavors in life that fit together like they were made for each other. Strawberries and chocolate. Champagne and orange juice. Macaroni and cheese. Sure, they’re great alone, but put them together and you feel like you’ve walked into flavor heaven. YUM. More than likely, whether or not you love all of the foods I listed, you understand where I’m coming from. Some things just make sense.

Then there are those food pairings that you see and wonder why anyone would put them together. It’s not that they don’t belong together, it’s just not something you would have come up with on your own. Those tend to be my favorite flavor combinations. I love trying something new and finding that it’s surprisingly delicious. I often find that God’s plan works out in the same way.

There is a way, a path and a plan that seems wise in the eyes of men, and then there’s God’s plan. It tends to look less like strawberries and chocolate and more like peanut butter and bananas. It can be a little messy and not what you expected, but once you’ve tried it, you feel the most overwhelming sense of joy that you’ve ever known and you wonder why no one ever told you that putting them together would be so very good.

So Robert, my love, on our wedding day, I want to thank you for being the chicken to my waffles, the frosty to my French fries and the peanut butter to my bananas.

A note to my clients and anyone else who may try to contact me, I'm getting married today! This means I'll be out of the office from March 14-March 21, 2010. I will respond to all emails when I return Monday, March 22, 2010.