An After School Valentine's Tea with the World


I have 4 kids now in this house.
Two of them I birthed, Miss S (college junior girl)
and Miss A (high school junior girl).
Two of them I am host mom to.
Miss Lovely (Emily) from South Korea, and now Poon (Alex) from Thailand.
They are both 16.
(I should post more about them...they are awesome kids!)


Today when they ALL came home from school,
I wanted to show them that I loved them, and put together a simple
teatime for them.
My #2 mom made some cookies for us. 
They were yummy, mom!! Thank you!!!


We sat in the kitchen and just relaxed after a long day of school and errands.





American sugar cookies.


British tea.



Korean cookies.
A gift from Emily's parents to me. (I shared!)
It reads "Cookie".




I found a quote by Valentine (how apropos) Sterling,
that sums up my feelings about these people God has
placed in my care:

"I love America. 
I love the world. 
Brotherhood and Sisterhood have no borders. 
My heart orbits the Earth, love cannot be measured in longitude or latitude." 
~Valentine Sterling

Jaime



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14 comments:

  1. How sweet! You are a good Mommy!

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    1. I try. I need God's strength every day!

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  2. What a great mom!! I bet they all enjoyed tea time!

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    1. Martina, these kids deserve all the best from me!

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  3. FUN! I'm sure y'all had a wonderful time!!! Your tea set is soo pretty! I like the quote too!

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  4. P.S. I really like your previous post and I linked to it in my "love is..." post :D

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    1. Thank you, Kristiana!
      I'm coming over to see!

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  5. Hi Leslie, You are a brave woman having four teenagers in your home! I am sure Emily and Alex appreciate your kindness and generosity. The tea is lovely. Hugs, Sherry

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  6. Hi Leslie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  7. This is so sweet. I just found your lovely blog and have become a follower. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  8. So sweet! Love the china. My mom used to do stuff like this for us - now she hosts elaborate tea parties for her granddaughters...she uses the time to teach Biblical truths and good old fashioned manners. Good mommas like you and my momma are sure a blessing!

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  9. Leslie,

    I wish we were neighbors or at least lived within a few hours of each other! I love your heart...I always feel better having been in your company, even if it is via your blog. (Maybe one day we will meet at a conference.) I am printing out that beautiful poem.

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  10. Love, love, love! All you're missing is the Cuban guest from Miami. <3
    Love,
    T.

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  11. Hello, Claire. ;) Had to double check on the link to make sure it was not Sylvia to my right, but hello to Sylvia too. hehe :)

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