The other night Anthony and I were talking in bed, me with my head on his chest, his arms around my back...
I remembered thinking, "You have to let a love like this IN..." and so I opened my heart and felt the full weight of what it is to love him fully in one moment:
it was so beautiful and big that it was painful.
Sometimes love so huge makes you want an impossible guarantee:
I want God to give me a contract stating without any stipulations that Anthony and I will live long lives together and when we're 101 on a warm summer night we'll pass away in our sleep simultaneously.
Hand in hand, flying on our way to the Great Adventure above.
I really wish that contract existed somewhere.
I would like similar contracts drawn up for my parents, my sister and her husband and all of my friends... love is a brave endeavor and truly (I believe this with all my soul) the purpose of life itself.
That moment with my Beloved Husband inspired the design for an extra-long clutch:
In between the two gorgeous wings will be a white quartz cabochon, set in sterling and stitched into the leather with care.
The back - a soaring heart!
And ooohhhhhhh the lining: you may recall this pattern from a Hawaii blog post where I picked up the fabric from a fabulous vintage shop on our honeymoon...
This design felt like the right time to finally use it, considering how much it makes me think of the man I was with when I purchased it:
my Anthony, my Schmilly....
On April 9th we will celebrate the fourth anniversary of our first date and I am thrilled and honored to say that I love him more than I could ever have imagined- and that I am still IN love with him in a schoolgirl-like way, complete with butterflies in my belly.
his incredible presence has been the most marvelous surprise of my life.