True Love

My Jas is a great guy.

Great husband. Great dad. Great provider.

I've known all of these things for a long time.

But over the past 3 weeks as I've been sick (I'm finally back to about 95%)...Jas has just proven all these things yet again.

He totally stepped up. Taking care of the children. Taking care of meals.

Taking care of me.

One thing he has been doing since I became sick is bringing me my cup of hot green tea every morning.

My normal routine: Hop out of bed at 5 a.m., jump on the treadmill, take a shower, do my quiet time and be working on breakfast when the children come out at 7 a.m.

My mornings have not looked like that the past few weeks.

Instead, I wake up later (was 7 a.m., it's back to 5:30-6 a.m. now) and lay in bed propped up for a while, to let my sinuses re-adjust before I ever try to get out of bed. (I can actually hear things moving around and adjusting in there...but you probably didn't want to know that.)

So Jas has been bringing me my hot green tea so that I can have it while I'm propped up in bed, re-adjusting.

The mug I've been using every day for the past year is one I bought at the Starbucks on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, Guangdong while we were there last January bringing Lily Kay home.

It is big...20 oz.

And I LOVE it.

Even though the mug is washed everytime we run the dishwasher (I swear!)...all the green tea that it has held in the past year has added up to quite a stained interior.

(I don't really like displaying this in blogland, but it is integral to the story.)

So, the other morning when Jas brought me my tea, I discovered that he had written me this little love note:

Yes, in my "dirty" mug.

Now that is true love.

I love you too, Jas!

Ni Hao Y'all


  1. Awwww.
    That IS love :)
    Now you can never lose that stained mug!!
    What a fun Snapshot, so glad you linked up this week!
    Happy Sunday!

  2. Thanks for the smile and I hope you start getting to feel better soon.
    My 83 year old father says that stain is just good seasoning so maybe it is all in the way you look at it.

  3. How sweet! Did you cry? You know, you are technically "paper" pregnant. (I surely would have cried!)

  4. Oh, how sweet! Yes, he is a great guy. Kevin and I well remember something so sweet he did for us on the way home from China last year - going out of his way to push that elevator button when we clearly had our hands full with our little Elijah Jiehao and were very overwhelmed with the trip home. Way to go Jason. Joli - you are pretty terrific, too! Love you guys -
    janet, kevin, ted, philip, and elijah

  5. Aaww...that is so sweet :) Blessings, Jennifer



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