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Sterling - Spiritile #239
Sterling - Spiritile #239
Sterling - Spiritile #239

Sterling - Spiritile #239

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"We have always been and always will be friends. That in itself is a tremendous thing." - A.A. Milne & E.B. White

The second of two very special Spiritiles released in honor of Houston's second-born son. 'Sterling' is dedicated from Houston's first born son to his new baby brother, and is a representation of the power of lifelong friendship.

The name 'Sterling' comes from the nickname Houston's oldest son gave to his soon-to-be-born baby brother.

To view the Spiritiles created in honor of his first-born son, see 184 'Lil Llew under the retired collection of Spiritiles. The story is a mixing of two quotes - the left side from A.A. Milne, the right side from E.B. White, combined to show the efforts of two becoming one.

Three years ago, I was scared and overjoyed to welcome my first child into the world. He took life by the wing and pulled my wife and me into a new world, making the face of our days completely new. When we learned we would welcome another child this year, my oldest became so excited to have a friend like him join our family. Along the way, one day I was designing new Spiritiles in my workshop when my son wandered in to see what I was doing. He saw the elephants Spiritile design, loved it (he loves animals!), and asked if he could give it to his soon-to-be-born baby brother. "Of course," I said. " In fact, you can give him this very first one." It was his turn to be overjoyed. When the time came for my second son to be born, I wasn't nearly as scared. My oldest was testament that I could keep a child alive, love them, and teach them to love in return. It is with this feeling of fulfillment and unwavering joy that I release these two Spiritiles as a humble gift - the first from me, the second from my oldest - to the newest love of my life.

My son, thanks to you, your mother, and your new best friend of a brother, my life is made complete.

Release Date: July 30, 2019 Collection: Lil' Llew 2019 Made by hand with USA-sourced copper, glass enamel, and a custom wood box frame. 5" x 8" x 1" - akin to the size of a novel.