Welcome back to my blog with an article about my posters from Amsterdam and Stockholm by Mapiful. Maybe you know already why those two cities are so important to me, but let me tell you a little story..
Amsterdam and Stockholm
Oh boy, how much I was traveling between Amsterdam and Stockholm when I just met my husband and we were dating or actually seriously having a long-distance relationship for about 9 months. Sometimes I worked 6 days in a row to visit him for 3 days and working again 6 days in a row when coming back to Amsterdam. What a life that was. Friday night after my shift, quick the train to Schiphol Airport with my hand luggage packed already to arrive 23.30 pm in the night and be picked up by my love. It was very romantic! My husband came a lot for business to Amsterdam, that is actually how we met. Our first kiss was in Amsterdam. Every time he did some business in Amsterdam, we had some time together at night.
We lived in Stockholm for a while after we moved in together. We got engaged as well. I became pregnant of Féline and I graduated my Swedish language studies. After that, we had a holiday away from Stockholm to the Netherlands, mostly visiting family and friends. We drove all the way to Amsterdam by car. We had one stop in Copenhagen for one night. We also brought our dogs with us.
While being 5 months pregnant, suddenly I became very ill. I had pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. Very dangerous for me and our baby. Life threatening for us both. While being in the hospital in Amsterdam (VU), Féline was taken out of my bump being exactly 6 months young. We lived for 4 months in Amsterdam to be by her side every day. She was in the NICU and couldn’t be transported while fighting for her life. After four months we lost the battle. We never brought our little girl to Stockholm.
Being pregnant from our second baby, now in Stockholm again, our next baby will be born here. You certainly understand that Amsterdam and Stockholm are our most important cities. Me being Dutch and my husband grew up in Sweden. I found a way to give this story and our story together a place in our home. I found the perfect symbol; two prints of the maps of Amsterdam and Stockholm by Mapiful.
Mapiful is so cool, you can customize your own map! You search for any city and zoom in how much you like. There are many styles and you can change the title of your map. For example, Stockholm can be “STHLM” as well if you like that. You write it yourself! Sweden can be “Sverige” (Swedish for Sweden). So many option! You choose the size and if you’d like the map landscape (horizontal) or as a portrait (vertical). There are some different styles you can choose from. Maybe you’d like a big map with just a small description saying Stockholm, Sweden for example. Try it out, it’s really fun! I was so lucky that Mapiful offered me to customize two maps, you understand, from Amsterdam and Stockholm! It’s such a beautiful symbol in our home. Not just two maps. Two hearts that became four hearts. The love of two that became a family of four and two dogs. All in two world cities.
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Which city has an important story for you? Tell me about your favorite city and why in a comment below, if you like… I would love to hear it!
From Stockholm with love,