Giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirl. Oh yes I did.
Yes, she is real. Yes, I saved up for her. Yes, she is vintage. And yes, I feel like I'm living in a dream.
For the sake of appreciation, I realize not everyone gets their hoots from purses. If that's not your thang, ain't no thang! Just picture something else sitting on my chair that you have eyeballed for years and never thought you'd really own. And then share with me what that thing is! I love to watch/listen to people love what they love. :)
So why did this little lady make her way into our lives? Because I save up for something that is precious in my eyes during each pregnancy, in order to commemorate it, to make the fact that I'm not spending my monthly shopping money on clothes feel a little less painful, and ultimately to pass it down to the child (or in all three of my cases, their wives!) it was purchased to celebrate. Click HERE to read about the mementos I have chosen to mark both of my previous pregnancies.
It reminds me of the alters that the Bible talks about being constructed to mark the times God was faithful. And that is what was remembered again, each time someone passed by. We do that with other things in our lives, too, actually. Not just pregnancies. It's a neat thing to be able to look at something that you love and instantly know the story of faithfulness and victory behind it. :)
Now....to think of a name. And no, Gertrude is not even on the table.