Mine Heart


This morning, the leaf mobile found a friend. I’ll show it to you in a second. First, you should know, I’m listening to this song and drinking Nespresso on the floor in front of the fireplace. Whiskey and I are wondering if the rain will lighten up long enough to go for a walk before work. Ash is gone to Orlando. Well, not quite. He’s at the airport. Probably holding an Americano and an Economist. Ash loves the airport. It’s his place. Travel overwhelms him with a sense of stillness that daily life does not. He sleeps with a fierceness on holidays that I love. Except, this is a work trip and he doesn’t seem that happy about going. Last night, I came home and found him reading the newspaper, waiting to surprise me with this:

Care Package

A care package. Are you crying because you’re happy? he asked. Yes, because sometimes a busy heart can find its calm in the care of someone who loves it. Someone who would stroll through the aisles of Meinhardt and pick all the things you love off the shelves and make the sales lady wait to wrap it until they got back with this: can you see it? It’s right there in the heart of it all…

Care Package

Veuve Cliquout. And what you don’t see (because milk doesn’t take a very pretty picture) – the litre of Island Farms in the fridge for my coffee this morning and the note on the counter that tells me the next time he gets on a plane it will be to Mexico as my husband. Sigh. I feel it all. Now back to the leaf mobile:

Wedding Rehearsal Invite

I borrowed the now-crusty leaf mobile to show you our Rehearsal Dinner invites. Every Jot and Title did the handy-work of creating two silhouette tags (she even included the string), customized with our rehearsal and dinner information on the back. Wouldn’t this make a great wedding invite too? And they were seriously inexpensive. I loved them so much, we did a photo-shoot, as I often and oddly do with my mail these days:

Rehearsal Invite Wedding Wedding Rehearsal Invite

What is love but a messy string between two people and the resolve to tie a million knots to keep it strong?

An endless row of knots for you, Ash.

Mine heart is full.

4 thoughts on “Mine Heart

  1. Ashleah

    A (quick) hello from the Denver airport sweetheart. Please please please don’t wait to open the Veuve. The Grande Dame cannot be left waiting (if only the Grande Dame was available here). Here’s to every future celebration we have to look forward to… Yours always,

  2. Kim

    What a beautiful entry in your blog Jen!! It is one of my greatest hopes and wishes that you & Ash will be as happy in 50 years as you are today! I have no doubt that it will be true!! Can’t wait til the wedding…..Love Kim xoxo

  3. Sarah

    Ash – Fret not, ce soir j’aiderai Jen s’occupe de la Grande Dame pendant que nous regardons Grey’s Anatomy.

    You are the sweetest! Can’t wait to see what else I can dig out of that basket of treasures.

  4. Christina

    I absolutely love this thought:
    “What is love but a messy string between two people and the resolve to tie a million knots to keep it strong?”
    Do you mind if I share it as a “words for thought” on my blog?
    I can’t wait for Saturday.
    Does black tie mean long black gown? If so, I’m set. If not, please do tell because I’ve got options… 😉


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