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"We have always been and always will be friends. That it itself is a tremendous thing."
- A.A. Milne & E.B. White
The Story Behind This Tile
One of two very special Spiritiles released in honor of Houston's second-born son. 'Fulfillment' is dedicated from Houston to his child, and is a representation of the wholeness one feels when they have created a family. To view the Spiritiles made in honor of his first-born son ( 184 'Lil Llew which is now Retired).
Read below for Houston's release announcement of 238 'Fulfillment' and 239 'Sterling.' -
"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." - Houston