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Angel of Mine

So loved, so very loved

    “This piece is inspired by the memory of holding my children when they were really tiny … holding them so close that it involves all of your senses … the scent of the fuzzy head against your cheek, the skin-to-skin warmth, the realization that you can love another being so very, very much. I wanted to capture that sensory memory that every mother has from when she held her newborn infant — an innermost quiet joy. The sentiment has a lullaby feel to it.”

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    Angel of mine

    Submitted by Elizabeth Harrison in Abbeville, SC; 29620, March 2017

    I'm 16, i had my daughter Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2:07 am. I had a C section after 19 hours of labor and 2 hours of pushing, I had finally given up (which was a good thing because she probably would not have made it). Elanoar was born pink and she looked very healthy ( I was put under while the c section was taking place) I was told she looked fine and healthy. But her oxygen stats were abnormally low for a newborn child. Later that day Dr. John, the NICU doctor ordered an echocardiogram on her heart; it came back showing that she had a very serious congenital heart defect (which we had never known about), she was then flown to Augusta Georgia to the Children's Hospital of Georgia where 2 weeks later she would then have her first out of many open heart surgeries. She is my precious baby. She has made it so far, and God wouldn't just make her go through that for nothing. She's now a month old and still not home. During this time before the open heart the doctors made it seem like heart transplant was the only thing that would save her but through prayers and faith our baby is still with us. My Willow Tree is especially dear to my heart.

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    Angel of mine

    Submitted by Kayleigh in Sydney Australia, February 2017

    After trying for a baby for seven years and a year of IVF treatments my husband and I finally fell pregnant. However at our second ultrasound scan we were told our baby had passed. I suffered a miscarriage Christmas 2016. We were absolutely devastated. The grief was overpowering and all consuming. We had seen our baby on the monitor, seen his heartbeat and planned a future of a blue nursery, trips to the zoo and Christmas's with our families. Yet we had nothing tangible to aid in processing our grief. No personal items or lock of hair to hold, no grave to visit. I needed something to ensure our Angel knew that although we never met him, he was loved, so loved and will never be forgotten. I look the my Willow Tree piece every morning and every night and take a moment to think of the son we should have had.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Pamela Perry in Nevada, October 2016

    My favorite piece is "Angel of Mine". I received it as a gift from one of my Aunts. In 2013, I was pregnant which our second child and was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia. At 34 weeks, we had to do an emergency c-section. He was in NICU for 2 weeks before we could take him home. When he turned a month old he had a fever and right back to the hospital we went. There he stayed until he passed away from GBS meningitis. All of this took place during the holiday season from November to December. My son passed away three days before Christmas. My Aunt sent me "Angel of Mine" and it has been the piece I constantly look at when I think of him. During the holiday season, it is the only piece (I have a few keepsake) that I pick up and hold when the pain returns. As time goes on, I have learned to live with it. This year I am hoping to add to my Willow Tree collection. We recently had our rainbow baby and I'm am having a hard time deciding which piece to get to represent her.

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    Angel of Min

    Submitted by Jillian in New Jersey, October 2016

    It is so hard to pick a favorite! "Angel of Mine", really stands out. Both of my children are such blessings and the way that particular piece holds the baby close really touches my heart.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by BreeAnn Anderson in PA, USA, October 2016

    Angel Of Mine I miscarried my son's twin early on. My water broke at 20 weeks when I was pregnant with my son and had him at 28 weeks. He spent 4 month in the nicu. He is now 5 years old. I then got pregnant with my daughter a few months after he came home. I had her at 34 weeks. She spent 4-5 weeks in the hospital. She is now 4 years old. After I had her I had to have a series of surgeries. One was a hysterectomy. I am blessed with my children. I didn't get to hold Jeremiah. But Ezekiel (Zeke) and Grace are a true blessing. The loss of Jeremiah has helped me help others through a non profit organization called Emma's Footprints. There is another organization I am part of because my kids were preemies called Grady's Decision.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Amber Kincaid in Meadow Bridge, WV, October 2016

    Angel of Mine- Meadow Bridge, WV. I lost my daughter in 2008 at birth. She was born premature at 22 weeks. Even though I had my family I felt so alone. I felt like they couldn't quite understand my grief. Then I met Wendy. Wendy had lost 2 children during pregnancy. We met at a memorial walk. She has now become one of my closest friends and I do not know where I'd be with out her. Soon after I met her we met for lunch and she gave me the Angel of MIne as a gift.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Amanda Cole in USA, October 2016

    Angel of Mine is my most meaningful Willow Tree. My son was stillborn at 39 weeks, cause unknown. I'd always loved Willow Tree figurines since my 21st birthday when I received my first one. After I had my son, who I called my "Angel Baby" throughout my entire pregnancy, I tried to get every piece that had a momma holding her baby; it was a way that I was able to memorialize my son and have something tangible that reminds me of him. My second most meaningful piece is The Quilt- it signifies the time I spent holding my son and rocking him, and now it holds double meaning for my daughters that I've spent countless hours comforting and cuddling them. Willow Tree figurines have been a blessing to me in my darkest times.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Caitlyn Wright in USA, October 2016

    The most meaningful Willow Tree that I have come across is the "Angel of Mine". I recently lost my little girl at 21 weeks. I had PPRM which to make a long story short means that my water broke when I was 17 weeks pregnant. Luckily I was able to carry her and spend more time with her until 21 weeks when my body went into labor. Seeing this piece makes me see how I envisioned holding my little angel. I haven't purchased a willow tree yet however, this is the first one on my wish list to start a collection. I want to have reminders of my Paityn in my home and willow tree is just what I want to feel her in my home.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Julie Aponte in Long Island, NY, October 2016

    In the Spring of 2009, when I gave birth to my precious son, my dear Sister-Friend Jude was living in Colorado. She sent me, "Angel of Mine" as a gift. It brought tears to my eyes when I opened it and held it in my hands. My son is seven now and your amazing art is a gift I love to give to folks who are near and dear to me. There is a piece for every special person and every special occasion. I have been gifting my son Willow Tree pieces for every occasion. Recently I gave Cherish, The expectant mom to my nearest and dearest cousin who is expecting her first child, this month. <3 I purchased several journals for myself and to give as gifts. Because Angel of Mine introduced me to Willow Tree and because it was significant of the arrival of my amazing son, it is my most meaningful one. I am so grateful for the art and the love put into these beautiful figurines.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Sarah in UK, October 2016

    I have many pieces of willow tree figures and sets including the full nativity scene which is my second favourite edition of My collection. My most favourite and precious piece has to be Angel of Mine I have 3 baby girls who I sadly post during pregnancy Chloe is my first Angel and then twins Nevaeh & Naomi and yes I have your twin set , The Angel of Mine was given to me by a dear friend in memory of My beautiful girls she has pride place on my mantle piece where she can be seen by any of My visitors but it gives me great comfort to know they are in Jesus's arms safe and comfortable until the day we are reunited. Each and every piece of willow tree I own all have their own treasured memories of to why they are in my home and they will always remain in my family for generations to come.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Maureen Rutten-Willems in Netherlands, October 2016

    I bought the figurine 'Angel of mine' to honour my precious little girl Chloë*. Who left this world too soon, only 3 days after birth... She is my angel, my star. But most of all, she is mine... The description that you can only hold them close so short. The warmth her little body gave too me, is something I will never forget. So this figurine means so much to me! Later, when our rainbowbaby boy is born, I bought another figurine for my husband; 'New dad'. These 2 are standing close to each other, showing our special family.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Amy Sherburn Hector in Wilmington, NC, October 2016

    When I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter Kate, she was born stillborn. She was born on 12/23 and so the Christmas holiday is a bittersweet time for me. My mom had bought me Angel of Mine for Christmas to celebrate Kate's impending birth in February. She gave it to me anyway to remind me of the short amount of time I had to hold Kate before they had to take her away from me and she didn't exist any longer. My Angel of Mine figure sits next to her urn and it brings me comfort and helps me remember.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Nicholle in WV, April 2016

    I wanted a child for so long, so you can imagine my excitement when I found out I was pregnant at the end of December. It was such exciting news to start the new year with. However in February at 8 1/2 weeks I was given the awful news my baby had no cardiac activity and I would soon miscarry. I've had a really hard time accepting this. My birthday was yesterday and I wanted no part of celebrating. I wanted to pay for an elective ultrasound to know the gender of my baby for my birthday. When I could no longer have that I wanted nothing else. Last night I was at dinner with my family and was given this as a gift. I cried, it's so beautiful and so fitting.

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    Angel of mine

    Submitted by Linda in LaFayette GA, March 2016

    About 4 years ago I was in a gift shop looking for a special gift for my daughter that I had given up for adoption when I was an unwed teenager at 18 years old. I searched and found her 34 years later. Throughout those 34 years she was faceless to me... I so yearned to just see her face. So when I saw these figurines I knew I had to purchase one for her. She also said that she wondered what I looked like. Since then, every year I purchase another one for her. This year I purchased the Angel of Mine memory box. Thank you for making these beautiful pieces.

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    Angel of mine

    Submitted by Judith in England, February 2016

    Angel of mine is the mother with baby, given to me as a retirement gift. It is especially meaningful to me as I've worked over 20 years in perinatal psychiatry, a service treating women with serious mental illness in pregnancy and after childbirth. Such illnesses drastically affect the most precious time around childbirth, although with the right treatment the mother will recover. I also have two new grandchildren arriving soon, therefore two of my daughters will be holding their babes and enjoying motherhood.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Ally in Nuremberg, Germany, January 2016

    I lost my daughter to full-term stillbirth last year. I am an American living in Germany and one thing I have found comforting is the very hands on nature of grave tending here. I plant and decorate my daughters grave for every season. It took me some getting used to especially as there are a few seasonal traditions I had to learn, but it really helps me to feel connected to her. I had great difficulty, however, in finding grave pieces that I felt reflected my relationship with my daughter. Most grave decorations for sale here are the same four or five angel motifs reproduced very cheaply. It was my grandmother who suggested and mailed me this sculpture. I know it is not intended for outdoors but has held up very well this winter and the joy it gives me to see the graceful mother raising out of the snow and watching over my daughter more than makes up for any risk that it will eventually weather and age. I intend on replacing it periodically with new sculptures from the line reflecting my daughter's age that she would be had she lived. When my son is a bit older I will offer to get him one of the sibling sets to place on the grave. Thank you for giving me a way to commemorate my daughter.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Vanessa in Georgia, January 2016

    I love this...my little angel left to go to his heavenly home when he was 21 days old. This is a beautiful reminder of the love of I have for him.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Amber in Michigan, September 2015

    I bought this piece today. I have always wanted something to represent the baby I miscarried. When I saw "Angel of Mine," I knew it was the one. I have not held my baby in my arms here on earth, but I will in heaven some day and this reminds me of that.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Kortnie in United States, January 2015

    I received this for Christmas 2014 from my mom. I lost my son when he was six months old on April 21st 2014. He was my first baby and meant the world to me. So receiving this means so much to me because I've actually been wanting to get it since he passed. It now stands next to his urn where everyone can see it. It represents my son and I and the love I still have for him. The love that will never go away.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Loriann in Gaston,SC, July 2014

    I just had this piece sent to my daughter-in-law Debbie. Tomorrow they are bringing home their son Malachite, He was born at 26 weeks weighing 1lb 11oz, He is now over 6lbs! My daughter-in-law did not miss one day at the NicU, even staying at the Ronald McDonald house the last month, She was tireless in her devotion and love to her tiny son. The doctors even said what she did was so helpful in the success of keeping this baby alive, She was amazing and we are so grateful. Loriann aka Nana

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Georgia in Chicagoland, April 2014

    Last December 19th, I gave birth to a sweet baby girl who passed after living for just six hours beyond her full nine months in my womb. A dear friend of mine since about sixth grade sent me the Angel of Mine figurine, and it meant so very much, as I had seen it during my pregnancy and wanted to buy it after had my daughter. It represents me and my daughter, and the figurine rests right by my computer where I work every day. It means so very much.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Melinda Nevels in Marana, AZ, April 2014

    I bought "New Dad" to tell my husband I was pregnant with our daughter. A couple years later I took her with me to pick out a new piece since we were pregnant again. We chose "New LIfe", but now the "Angel of Prayer" sits next to it because we lost that baby. After our third loss, my sister-in-law gave us "Angel's Embrace". A few months later I realized I was missing an important piece. We didn't have anything to represent our 2nd loss, so after looking at everything you had, we chose "Angel of Mine", partly because of our angels in heaven. These figurines have given us much peace and we thank you for making them available to us to cherish.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Myssi in Florida, June 2013

    I had a miscarriage at 9 weeks in February 2013. I just couldn't believe I'd never be able to hold that baby in my arms. My sister sent me this figurine of a mother holding her baby and a card that read "Even though you can't hold your baby here on earth, some day in Heaven you will." I have it on my mantel and when my arms ache for my child it is a good reminder that earth is temporary and I will have eternity to hold my baby. Thank you for making a beautiful piece and I love the sentiment "So loved so very loved," because even though I never met my baby I still love my child so very much.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Denae in Tasmania, June 2013

    I was given "Angel of mine" to complete my family set. When I was very young my beautiful mother passed away after her short fight with cancer. My father then raised me (I was 5 at the time), my oldest sister who was 8, and my younger sister who was only 18 months. Our father was our hero and best friend who always made sure our lives we filled with love and laughter. On the 1st of February 2013 our father very suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. I had only recently become engaged not long before my father passed, and he was so excited to walk me down the aisle. Some very dear friends of mine bought me "Angel of mine" which represents my mother and younger sister. They also bought me "Father and daughter" which represents my father and older sister. I also have "Remember" which represents me. Together, they represent my family. This is how I like to remember my family when both my parents were here. I smile every time I look at them and I treasure them all so dearly.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Jessica Cook in North Dakota, May 2013

    My first Mother's Day 2013. We had our son November 2012 and how precious he is. My husband surprised me with this Willow Tree, Angel of Mine. But instead of it being from him, he filled out the card: TO: Ryder FROM: Grammie Ryder is our son and Grammie is my mom. Unfortunately, my mom went to be with our Lord and Savior four days after her 59th birthday, February 2011. That was just 6 months after I was married. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her or talk with her. I tell my son all about her and how much she loves him. In fact, the first few months after Ryder was born, he would tend to just look up at the ceiling. One day, my husband said to me, "Jess, I know what Ryder is looking at. He's watching his Grammie. She's his Guardian Angel." My husband continues to amaze me with his thoughtfulness and his genuine character. I miss my mom and the fact that I can't ask her all the questions I have about when I was a baby. I miss that she can't hold my son in her arms. But, now, every time I see this special Angel of Mine, I know that she got to hold him first before God sent him into my arms. God bless all those moms and babies who are now angels over us.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Sylvia C. in Sierra Madre, CA, May 2013

    I became a foster parent in October, 2012 of a one week old boy that I call Christopher. From the moment I held him, I felt a special bond with him, and felt we were meant to be a family. I began praying for the chance to adopt him. From the start, I was swept away with love. Now, more than six months later, for my first Mother's Day, my sister bought me the Angel of Mine figurine. I am crossing my fingers, but no matter what happens with our case, this figurine will always remind me of our first tender moments together, and how in just a matter of hours, I fell in love, truly in love, for the very first time.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Greta Campbell in Moses Lake, WA, April 2013

    I purchased this piece after my son's pregnant fiance killed herself. It represents her and the baby to me. I love looking at it, imagining them in heaven. The card that came with the figurine,"Angel of Mine, So loved, so very loved" describes how I feel simply and purely. I love this piece. It means a lot to me. Thank you so much.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Angela in nc, August 2012

    In 2003 my beatiful son was born. We found out at nine months old that he had a very rare chromosome abnormality, that he would have extreme difficulty with his "trunk strength." Walking for him was extremely hard to learn. When he started taking his 1st steps unaided except for his walker, my mother-in-law sent this to me. He literally walked away from his walker at 32 months old. It is a reminder to me that there is always someone there to help you when you need it, even if you can't see them.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Alicia in Lincolnshire, August 2012

    I lost my son in full term labour last year. He is my third son. I had previously bought a willow tree model called Quietly as it looks like a mum and two boys. I wanted to mark my third son's life with a Willow Tree model also. When I saw this in the shop it reminded me of those precious hours I had holding him, before I had to leave him. It now sits on my mantle with the other model. And now, I have bought Angel of Mine to mark the safe arrival of my fourth son.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Patricia in Quebec Canada, August 2012

    My daughter in law's sister and her husband have been trying for two years to become parents. Finally after many invitro sessions they just had twins. I was so very happy to find the grouping "New Dad" and "Angel of mine" to buy for them.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Kimberley in Quebec, Canada, August 2012

    I was given my first figurine, Angel of Mine, for my birthday, right after my son was born. I love it because even though it has no face, you can still see affection and love. Since then I have recieved more. After my grandmother passed away, I got her the Comfort plaque. As a Christmas gift, I got Sisters by Heart and for my first wedding anniversary I received Promise from my husband. I continue to love these figurines. The warmth that comes from them, and the love that came from the people who gave them to me are never forgotten. I now want to get some of the family oriented ones for my husband and myself, and I continue to give them as gifts. They are a great ways to send love without words.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Anita in Ontario, Canada, August 2012

    Last year when my third child was born my Father-in-Law gave me Angel of Mine. This baby's birth was a miracle; he was the only child I didn't need help to conceive. His conception came right after my step-Father-in-Law passed away, when we were in the middle of a lot of stress. My son is truly a blessing and a miracle. His birth allowed me to have a year off work, and I was able during that time to care for my Mother-in-Law who was diagnosed with cancer. Once we were told that there was nothing more they could do for her, she wanted to come home. I was able to care for her during her final five months. Without my son I would have never been able to do that. Angel of Mine is a reminder of what a blessing he is in our lives.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Caroline in UK, August 2012

    My mum gave us this one as our first anniversary present, and ever since she has given us another with every change in our life. With our first child she gave us the New Dad; With the birth of our eldest daughter she gave us Quietly, and then she gave us Home. When our second baby girl was born four weeks early she brought me Angel of Mine. I now have three happy and healthy children. My mother continues to buy your beautiful figures for me. I am getting quite a collection which fills every corner of my house. I love them! Thank you so much for making such lovely heart warming pieces. I have given my husband and children gifts of Willow Tree, for them to take away with them when they leave home.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by melissa in Alberta, March 2012

    My good friend and boss got this for me from his 2 daughters whom i cared for as their nanny, i was leaving to move to another province and pregnant with my little girl. He gave me this gift wrapped and before I could even say thank you the girls, who were 2 and 3, were both jumping up and down saying it's Wissa and her baby over and over.When I opened the gift I realized why they said that. To this day I take alot of pride in my Willow Tree figurines. "Angel of Mine" was my first, and I now have 4 more, and love them all!

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by susan in england, March 2012

    My son and daughter got me this present. as I lost my eldest son to muscular dystrophy at age 27. He was a gorgeous and loving son and I will always think of Bradley everytime I look at it.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Kimberly in NC, February 2012

    My husband gave me the Angel of Mine statue for Valentine's day. I love this figurine so much! My son is by far the best gift I have ever received from my husband, so this is a great reminder of that.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Laura in UK, January 2012

    My husband and I had twins in April and my mother and father in law gave us "Angel of Mine" and "New Dad". They have pride of place together in our house and I look at them every day and remember how lucky we are. I love the way the new dad is focusing on the baby in his arms and the mum is cradling her own baby yet glancing at her partner and his baby. I know that glance. and I can imagine the pride in her face.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Pam in Illinois, January 2012

    33 years ago our first baby was stillborn. Even now there is still an empty place in my heart and my arms for him. When I saw Angel of Mine and read the card 'So loved, so very loved' I knew that was me, cuddling my little Benjamin. Thank you.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Ashley in Florida, USA, January 2012

    My husband bought this for me while I was in the hospital with our first and (so far) only child. I've always wanted a Willow Tree figure. I had to be induced and the medicine made me really sleepy, so I slept. When I woke he had this by my bed. He remembered the one I wanted so much. Every time I look at it it makes me think of the day of my son's birth and what a special day it was.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Emily in Alabama, December 2011

    My husband and I are currently expecting our second child - our first son. When I was pregnant with our first child - our daughter - two Christmases ago, my husband bought me the "Cherish" figure. This Christmas, he bought me this beautiful piece. It is a precious addition to my growing collection, and I look forward to collecting many more pieces soon.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Taryn in ca, September 2011

    Three months ago my little angel was taken from me. She died of sids at four months old. I still can't believe she's gone. It hurts every day, but looking at this figurine makes me think of her and the happy times that i got to share with her and how i held her in my arms. This figurine represents a happy memory for me and i'm glad that i found it. i know she's in heaven waiting for me and one day i'll be there with her. Until that day i'll have all the memories of me holding my little angel.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Colette in Queensland, September 2011

    This was given to me from my mum for my baby shower. We had been trying for 5 years to give my daughter a sibling. Unfortunately it was a long & heart breaking road, as we lost 4 babies, but finally our luck had changed and we now have another beautiful little girl. It suits even better as her middle name is "Angel".

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Megan in Missouri, May 2011

    I am 22 years old and was was pregnant for the first time. My fiance and I were so excited because we thought we couldn't get pregnant, or at least that we were going to have trouble conceiving. God had created this little miracle and we tried our best to take care of it as we were learning what to do and what not to do. I got my first sonogram when I was about eight weeks along. The doctor told me that the sack had not attached correctly. I was going through my first miscarriage. I didn't know how to take the news, let alone make myself realize that I wasn't going to have my first child. My fiance` stood next to me as I mourned for our little munchkin, rubbing my back, staying strong as I cried. My aunt had gone through a miscarriage after her first daughter. She gave me the "Angel of Mine." At first it represented the fact that I would never be able to hold my child, but then after thinking about it, I realized that my little munchkin is with God, safe and happy. Whenever I go from this world, no matter how many kids I have from this day on, that little baby will be waiting for me to hold it in the exact way that the "Angel of Mine" shows. This Willow Tree means a lot to me, and I feel like it brought closure in a time in my life when I really had no idea how to handle losing my baby. Thank you very much for creating this beautiful sculpture. God Bless.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Constance in MI, February 2011

    I was so excited when I found the invitation to share my story included with my two new 2011 Willow Tree Figurines! In 2004 I was 23, very recently engaged, and three months pregnant with my very first baby, when my Mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreas Cancer. She was given 6-9 months to live. My fiance' and I left our new apartment, and I went on a leave from my job to move back in with my mom so I could take care of her full-time. It wasn't long before Hospice had to come in to help me out, as her cancer was progressing so quickly, and was very painful. My Motherand her Hospice nurse became fast friends. One day, the Hospice nurse brought my Mom a gift, the"From the Heart" Willow Tree Plaque. I had never seen any Willow Tree pieces before, but I instantly loved it. My mom told me that when she passed, I should take it with me, and I did. It held such a special place in my heart, not only because it was something special to my mom, but also because it came from a special nurse that made my mother's last few months easier. In 2005, just 3 months after my mother's passing, I became pregnant with my second baby. While unplanned, we were still very excited to celebrate life in the mix of death consuming us. My oldest sister gifted me the "Angel of Mine" figurine to celebrate my new pregnancy. Sadly, unexpectedly, at 12 weeks along, we lost the baby. This Willow Tree was the only thing I had in rememberance of the baby we would never meet. It too, became such a special piece to me! My very first two Willow Trees came to me by the two losses that have forever changed me. I hold the people lost, and the pieces gifted, closely in my heart! I now have 35 Willow Tree items that sit in my living room in a chiro cabinet. Thank you for allowing me to share. Constance

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Rael in United Kingdom, February 2011

    I'm so relieved to be reading other people's posts about losing a baby. Although some of them are really sad, it makes me feel like I'm not the only person out there who wants to remember a little lost angel. A lot of people think I'm weird for getting a "shrine" to my unborn baby, but I think it's important that they are not forgotten and that they have a place in our hearts. I never got to hold my baby as I suffered a miscarriage at four months, right after my first scan, when I first started to get excited, I suffered from terrible excessive morning sickness, so as you can imagine, I wasn't very enthusiastic. I'm now a few weeks pregnant with my second. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Else in Norway, February 2011

    My husband bought this sculpture for me for Mothers' day here in Norway, that being yesterday, 13 February. We have had two sons in 22 months, and my days are full of diapers and everything that follows--so I am often tired. When I saw this sculpture I fell in love. I can not really get to understand how it's possible to make a sculpture that gives so much feeling. It's just fantastic. I know that this sculpture will not be the only one in this house. It's something special!

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Sarah in NY, February 2011

    Today I bought "Angel of Mine." I love the tiny baby snuggling into the mother's shoulder. Almost two months ago, we lost our little baby daughter, Beatrix Elizabeth. She lived for almost two hours after she was born. We knew that her time here on earth was going to be short--she had a fatal birth defect that was diagnosed at 16 weeks. We chose to continue honoring the life that she had here, and carried her to term. She was so very beautiful when she was born. I held her and loved her so very much. This angel is so simple, and so meaningful. My 7 year old son and I went to our local flower shop, which carries Willow Tree angels, to find the perfect one to sit on the table with our "Baby Bea's" photo. We looked for a long time, debating which was the perfect one. When I saw Angel of Mine, I knew it was the one. We own other Willow Tree angels- they are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Alisha in WA, February 2011

    My Mother-in-law bought me my first figurine after I had my daughter. Two years ago we had a massive house fire; thankfully, my daughter and I escaped. The house and almost everything inside was a total loss. Rummaging through the rubble, I found my Willow Tree piece. I cherish it to this day, and now I am collecting more peices for our new house and new beginning!!!

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Maureen in England, September 2010

    My mum bought me this figure for my youngest daughter's Christening. It captures exactly how much I love her and as she grows will remind me how it felt to hold her when she was tiny.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Christine in Virginia, July 2010

    My dear friend sent me this after I lost a baby as a result of an ectopic pregnancy. The card read, "For the babies you hold in your arms as well as those you hold in your heart." I have three children I hold in my heart and five I hold in my arms. This figurine is on my window sill over the kitchen sink with my St. Gerard prayer card (patron saint of expectant mothers). I am on my way to buy two for other mothers who have recently lost babies in pregnancy. What a beautiful way to remember our children; living and in heaven. Thank you.

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    Angel of Mine

    Submitted by Lesley in United Kingdom, March 2010

    This was given to me when my daughter was born three years ago. When I saw it I knew that the feeling of holding her as a tiny baby had been captured. I have just had my second baby and I still feel that this piece captures that same feeling.

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    • Name: Angel of Mine
    • Materials: resin
    • Measurements: 8.5"h
    • Sentiment: So loved, so very loved
    • Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents.