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Child of my Heart

Child of the world, Into my heart you came - Bringing sun into my life, Making family our name.

    “I wanted to do a piece that is influenced by the rich diversity in our culture — with multi-racial families, adoptive families and blended families. My sister Karen wrote the sentiment… it’s a love poem to a child."

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Amanda in Indiana, October 2016

    The one the means the most to me is Child of My Heart. I am in the process of adopting my first child and I love the simple meaning behind it. It also perfectly captures a tender moment between mother and child. I am in IN, USA. but adopting internationally.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Hannah in West Virginia, August 2014

    I'm going away to college this month, and giving this figure to my mother is my way of reminding her I'll always be her little girl.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Tanya in Texas, November 2013

    After my daughter was born, I wanted to start a tradition with her on her birthday. I looked at several different types of collectibles, but I love Willow Tree. I give her a different Willow Tree every year on her birthday and she will be three in a couple of months, so Child of my Heart is the perfect figurine for this part of our lives. I am grateful to have found something I can give her every year that will express how much she means to me and the different stages in her life.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Ken Santiago in Deltona, FL, July 2013

    I spotted this figurine while shopping at a gift shop in Puerto Rico. I stopped and stared at it and saw an image of my wife and son embracing each other the day my son was born. My son is 7 years old now and till this day when my wife carries him to bed he still embraces his mother just as the figurine. Each time I stare at the figurine my heart is full of wonderful memories the day my son was born.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Mikah in Texas, May 2013

    I wanted to get my parents something special this year for Mothers and Fathers day, but, being only 13 I couldn't afford much. However, I got the help of my grandma and my siblings, and we bought our own little set of our family. At first we were going to get the Together statue for my parents, but then we found this one. We are adopting a three year old boy from China, and this figurine was beyond a doubt the one for my patient, caring mother. I know my mom will cry when she sees it, because we have been through a lot of hardships trying to bring this little boy home. Now with this piece displayed triumphantly with all the others, she can remember that she will get her little Child of Her Heart. Thank you so much Ms. Susan for making this beautiful piece, which is by far my favorite. It is one of few things that can express the true joy and love of adoption.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Natalie in Newport News,VA, December 2012

    My daughter is adopted from Ethiopia. I have the mother / daughter figurine and have restrained myself many times from picking up a paintbrush and darkening the little girl's face. I had been wondering if there would be a multi cultural/bi-racial family set created, and then I found Child of My Heart. Thank You Susan! Natalie

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Samantha in Belize, Central America, October 2012

    My husband and I became full time missionaries to Belize in 2010. God brought a little girl into our lives that we are fostering for another family. As we are nearing the end of our time with her, our emotions are all over the place. From four days old she has been in our home, we have raised her as our own and loved her the same way. I came across this figure today unexpectedly and tears streamed down my face. My husband immediately bought it for me and it will forever serve as a reminder of our time with our precious girl. We have been so blessed by her and know that God has great plans for her life.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Jacqui in Qld, August 2012

    On my son's very first Mother's Day I bought the Grandmother figurine for my mum. This Christmas my mother surprised me with my very own figurine, Child of my Heart. As a single mother with a two-year-old son this figurine is perfect, as it reminds me that even though it is just my son and myself, together we are family. From my family of two to yours, thank you for making such wonderful figurines and allowing us to express what is in our hearts in a way which we never could ourselves.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Denise in New Jersey, August 2012

    My mother brought me this Willow Tree in 2008 to celebrate the adoption of our son. It means the world to me, as an adoptive mom to have a special Willow Tree that signifies the struggle, the wait and the joy that comes with adoption. The miracle and blessing of adoption made us parents after years of waiting. Now, in 2010, this Willow Tree signifies even more as I stare at my 3 month old adopted baby girl. Both of my children are truly Children of my Heart and I would not have it any other way. Thank you for allowing me to display this Willow Tree with all the words and meaning behind it.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Julie in Bali, Indonesia, June 2012

    I had long desired to be a mother, but years passed, and I remained single and childless. For ten long years, I hoped to adopt a little girl. At long last, I was blessed with a precious baby from the Southeast Asian country where we live. Two long years after I began caring for her, the adoption was made official. I brought her with me to visit my family in the States. While shopping with my mother, I saw the Child of My Heart figurine. I had tears in my eyes as I pointed it out to mom. I didn't have to say a word. She knew what I was thinking. She gave the figurine to me for Christmas, and every time I look at it, I think of how blessed I am to have my precious daughter., even today, when my rambunctious now 6-year-old was jumping around and knocked the Child of My Heart figurine off the shelf. Obviously, it did not survive the fall. But my love for my precious flesh-and-blood child of my heart will always live on.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Nicole in OH, June 2012

    My husband and I tried for years to get pregnant. Four years from the month we started, we brought home our brand new baby girl through adoption. Thanks to the bravery and selflessness of a couple of young adults, we are now parents. I just celebrated my first Mother's Day recently. Upon our finalization of the adoption in court, my best friend presented me with this statue. I love it, and everytime I look at it I'm reminded of the long road it took to get here and the sweetness of the moment I went from "Nicole" to "Mama".

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Pamela in MS, May 2012

    Ryan and I have prayed for a child for over 6 years. We've been unable to have children of our own, but we have always known that God would bring a child into our lives. The week before Christmas, 2011, a friend from a crisis pregnancy center called to say that a young woman wanted to give her child up for adoption. We were overjoyed and within 3 weeks, we were parents. Recently, our little boy was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. We were devastated initially but soon felt the presence of the Lord surrounding us. Today, I celebrated my very first Mother's Day with my husband and son. They gave me "Child of My Heart". I was so excited and happy when I saw it. Tears of joy filled my eyes. I added it to my collection and can't wait to tell Samuel the story of how it came to be one day.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Kristie in OR, April 2012

    I now own "Child of my Heart," a mother holding a young child. I bought it at a fundraiser to help cover medical costs for a good friend of mine who lost her 21-month-old son in a tragic drowning accident. Every time I look at it I will remember what a beautiful boy he was, and how lucky we all were to know him. Thank you, Susan, for your beautiful work.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Sevgi in Turkey, November 2011

    This story is about my teacher and I. She is the kindest human on this planet. I love her very much. She told me that she had lost her baby three years earlier. When the baby was seven weeks they couldn't hear the heartbeat. My teacher wanted to be a mother. But she couldn't. And still not. Several months ago my teacher and I went abroad together. In Bosna-Hersek, I saw this figure in a souvenir shop. So I bought it and gave it to my lovely teacher. I want her to know how much I love her and care about her deeply inside my heart. She is a perfect mother, more than perfect. She is the Mother of my heart.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by kate in ontario/Canada, May 2011

    Every Mother's Day my husband gives me one of the Willow Tree figurines. This year was Child of my Heart. I have a three year old son, and it brings a tear to my eye every time I look at it. It is so beautiful. Thank you for your wonderful creations. I wonder which one I will get next year--if I can wait that long!

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Janet in IN, December 2010

    My husband and I have been married for 22 years. We have not been able to have children and have longed for a child for several years. This year we were blessed with a baby girl that we are adopting. My husband gave me "Child of My Heart" for Christmas. I cry every time I look at it. Somehow it captures how I feel about our daughter.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Ashley in SD, November 2010

    I was adopted in 1985 and growing up didn't realize how much my mother loved me until I became a mother myself. How much she sacrificed and loved me even though I was not her biological child. The last few years we have become very close and even though we live a couple hours apart we talk almost every day. I have given her Willow Tree figurines for about 6 or 7 years now for different occasions. Last Christmas I gave her this one and I enclosed a written explanation how much she means to me and the story behind this. It seemed like it was meant for us as I have darker skin than she does, We both started crying right away as she opened it. I also gave her recently the near or far always close to me, which also has such special meaning to us.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Denise in New Jersey, August 2010

    My mother brought me this Willow Tree in 2008 to celebrate the adoption of our son. It means the world to me, as an adoptive mom to have a special Willow Tree that signifies the struggle, the wait and the joy that comes with adoption. The miracle and blessing of adoption made us parents after years of waiting. Now, in 2010, this Willow Tree signifies even more as I stare at my 3 month old adopted baby girl. Both of my children are truly Children of my Heart and I would not have it any other way. Thank you for allowing me to display this Willow Tree with all the words and meaning behind it.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Terrie in Utah, June 2010

    My son gave me this Willow Tree for Mother's Day. He is 24 years old and he wanted to thank me for carrying him around for the first 6 months of his life. He had heard the story of the colicky baby who would only stop crying if his Mom held him. I never thought I would be given an award for loving my sweet baby boy but every time I see my "Child of my Heart" I smile.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Laurel in Idaho, May 2010

    In August of 2009 my nephew and his girlfriend were having some hardships, so I temporarily relocated so I could foster parent my great-niece. My one regret in life, I am now 56 years old, was not having any children, and I am now taking care of a 2 year old child for a year. It is and has been an incredible experience, I have never known such joy, and for Mother's Day my friends gave me "Child of my Heart", which reads, Child of the world, Into my heart you came-Bringing sun into my life,Making family our name. It could not have been more perfect, A woman holding a toddler in her arms. When she goes back to her parents I will always look at my beautiful work of art, and remember the wonderful days of laughter, discovery, growing up,and playing, my great-niece and I shared.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Krista in South Carolina, May 2010

    We are adopting a baby girl from Ethiopia, who was born in 2009. This figurine helps me remember her while we are finishing up the paperwork.

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Amy in Idaho, April 2010

    I had twins over 3 months premature. My little boy struggled quite a bit. He was a fighter. He suffered through so much pain, but on my shoulder, face turned into my neck (exactly the same as the statue) he could bear anything. I saw this statue while he was in the hospital. I immediately started crying. It was my sweet Little D! After 40 surgeries (27 of them brain) and at age 4 1/2, he was allowed to leave his mortal body behind and return to his Father in Heaven on January 5, 2010. I miss him desperately. I would do anything to feel him on my shoulder. He was my light! Still is! Now this statue sits in a place where I see it all day! It brings my heart peace! Thank you SO much, Susan, for sharing your amazing talent. It is truly a talent that comforts where words cannot! THANK YOU!

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Lesley in United Kingdom, March 2010

    This was brought for me on my first Mother's Day, so it means a lot to me. Whenever my little girl comes for cuddles she always cuddles me with her head on that same shoulder

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    Child of my Heart

    Submitted by Laura in California, January 2010

    My husband started buying me Willow Trees a few years ago. We had the Mother and Son, Mother and Daughter, and husband and wife - all above our fireplace. We then adopted a toddler, and when I saw this figurine, I really wanted it. It wasn't until after I received it that I realized it's title, which was perfect for our new little guy. He, by the way, would put his head on my shoulder exactly this way.

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    • Name: Child of my Heart
    • Materials: resin
    • Measurements: 9"h
    • Sentiment: Child of the world, Into my heart you came - Bringing sun into my life, Making family our name.
    • Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents.