Valentine's Day Pt. 2

February 20, 2009

Just quickly I wanted to show you all what was in the Valentine's Day gift wrap that Jamie sent me along with the care package.

I love it! It's sits on the ledge behind my computer, and I just love it.

Valentine's Day

February 15, 2009

Yesterday was Jake's and my first Valentine's as a couple. Since I have never dated anyone besides Jake it was also the first Valentine's that ever really applied to me. It was both a hard day and wonderful day. Since Jake isn't at JBU this semester it was hard not being able to spend the day together. It was hard seeing all the other couples on campus spending time with their significant other when I couldn't do that with mine. However Jake always finds a way to make everything ok. He never fails to show me just how much he loves me. Yesterday to my surprise I received a dozen beautiful roses along with a little note from my fiance. They are now on display in my room for everyone to see, but most importantly they are there so that every time I look at them I am reminded how I am loved by the most amazing man in the world...Jake Bartlett

random fact: Our first date was on Valentines day our freshman year when Jake asked me to go to the J. Alvin loves Mayfield dinner. We started dating almost a year and a half later.

The Gift of Care

February 9, 2009

There are many amazing aspects of Jamie's personality. One that I am particularly fond of is her natural ability to care. She has many times selflessly dropped all other responsibility to care for me, loosing hours of sleep over things I do not deserve. Yet she finds great joy in caring for me, and I am very grateful for every bit of it.

After living in LA for about a month now and adjusting to buying my own food, I've quickly learned to not eat out very often. I've only had to visit the grocery store two or three times, but I'm starting to run out of my supply; that is, until I received a package today. Jamie decided to send my a care package filled with lots of goodies. I now have a resupply of oatmeal , a heart shaped container of Reese's Pieces (which I have already consumed), a heart shaped container of bubble tape, 19 packages of single use coffee (no coffee pot required), french vanilla creamer (my favorite), three packages of popcorn, a little puppy dog, two cases of lip balm (made personally by her wonderful sister Stacy) a hand written love letter, and a mysterious wrapped gift complete with note card.

I'm not allowed to open the wrapped gift until Valentine's Day; I'm very excited to find out what it is, and I'll be sure to let you know what it is when the time has come.

I love my fiancée, and I miss her right now. A whole bunch.