1. crawling around in the grass on my hands and knees after the meeting, looking for J.’s car keys, which had fallen off his ring when he was giving a piggyback ride to Rebel. I don’t know if I’ll ever get the grass stains out of the knees of my favorite denim capris, but it was 100% worth seeing the look of gratitude on J.’s face when I said, “I found them!”
2. seeing the peaceful look on Rebel’s face as J. carried him, sleeping, up the stairs to my apartment, after which he took off Rebel’s shoes and tucked him into bed. That sound? Oh, it’s just me falling even harder for this man who continues to surprise me. Swoon, times two thousand.