Who is Camel & Birdie?
At my core, I am a people person. I love to know your story, what makes you tick and what makes you truly excited to get out of bed and start the day. Calligraphy and hand-lettering has not always been my first love, although it has been a very distinct thread in the story of my life.
I now find myself using a skill that was always there and turning it into a dream come true: joining people's stories every day to help them create beautiful memories that will last forever.
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Why Camel & Birdie?
This part of my story I owe entirely to Gary Chapman. He is a well renowned Christian author who wrote the book The Five Love Languages, developed and coined the term "love languages".
I, like you, am human and married an incredible, handsome, human man just over 9 years ago. During one of our many fights in our first 2 years of marriage, we found ourselves back at an old favorite of ours: "why we don't go on enough dates". My sweet husband insisted that we *just* went on a date a month ago and I burst into tears of despair and frustration. I was supposed to have married Prince Charming... why is he acting so... human?!?
All of the sudden, right in the middle of that fight, the idea behind Camel & Birdie was born. I shared with my husband that very similar to the Five Love Languages and the idea of filling your spouse's "love tank" in the way that speaks to them most, my "love tank" also had a very small capacity. There was no such thing as an extra "love reserve" I could feed on when I was feeling low. He could fly me to the coast for an intimate dinner for two, give me flowers every day for a week, or take me to Starbucks for a latte and some hand holding. My capacity for appreciation of his efforts would be the same. My "love tank" had about the capacity of... a bird.
He, on the other hand, could have a fantastic date filled with all the things that he loves and live happily off of that for about 6 months. He doesn't need little love pit-stops to keep him going. We realized, that very night, in the middle of that very fight... that my husband has the "love tank" capacity of... well, a camel.
And there you have it. Since then, Camel & Birdie has been a running phrase in our home- one that allows us to have both perspective and appreciation for the differences that make our love unique. It's a unique name, to be sure, but one that is close to my heart and is a constant reminder that what I've got with the love of my life is what truly matters.