My Dad lost me to adoption more than 40 years ago. I found him recently, made contact and we have been rebuilding our father-daughter relationship since. It's intensely bittersweet; the profound joy of reunion is matched by the realisation of all we lost, for no good reason. We were out shopping recently and as soon as Dad saw this piece, he wanted to give it to me as a gift. It now sits by my desk and every day I'm reminded that Dad loved me, missed me and thought of me for every one of those 15,420 days we were apart. We won't ever get back the time we lost but we will treasure the time we have, however long that may be.
On April 15, 2017, my doorbell rang and UPS delivered a box. Inside I found the Father and Daughter figure. Opening the box, seeing it, and reading the about the figure brought a tear to my eye. This was the first I had ever seen or heard of Willowtree. It won't be the last. To receive something so incredibly touching from my daughter, who is hard at work in law school but made the time to seek out such am amazing birthday gift for her dad... This was the absolute perfect gift to help me hold on to "my little girl" as I watch her grown into an amazing young lady. I will hold on to this memory forever.
For my 80th birthday my daughter brought me the Father & Daughter sculpture which epitomised that time when Dad was in his prime and his daughter - at around 8/9 thought Dad ok; of course it doesn't last into teenage years, when dad's appear to embarrass daughters but your piece brought back those wonderful years of mutual innocence when time seemed to stand still and now, when my daughter is herself a parent, she has given me my best titles, Dad and Grand Dad, as your piece triggered life-time memories of yesterdays that seemed just around the corner though 40 years have moved on. Thank you.
I lost my dad in 2006; my mum got this pieice for me not long after he died for me because my dad and I had a special bond that only a father and daughter have. Every time I look at this I am reminded just what a bond we had and just how much I still miss him every day.
My wife bought me the Father and Daughter piece for my birthday. We lost our Daughter two and a half years ago to cancer. She was 10. I had a bond with my daughter that I never knew existed between two people. I could just sit and watch her as she scootered around our driveway, singing and just being in the moment. I cherished every moment that she would spontaneously run up to me with a hug and say "Daddy." She was and is the love of my life. Obviously I cried when my wife gave me this sculpture, but I will cherish it as a reminder of being together on warm days sitting around and just enjoying a pleasant moment. Forever my Daughter. Her light will always shine.
I'm 13 and six months ago my dad died in a farm accident. I was given this statue from my teacher and it means so much to me.
Yesterday was my 66th birthday. My father, who is 95, stopped by and gave me my birthday present and a couple of cards. I opened my Willow Tree box and found the beautiful "Father and Daughter" piece. It is such a moving sculpture. It captured all those special times my dad and I spent together. My father is a photographer, and sometimes he would take me for a drive to lovely nature areas in California and take pictures. Those times that it was just he and I, are treasured memories. I am a very lucky "girl" to still have my daddy and the fact that he saw this lovely piece, thought of me and purchased it for my birthday--words just can't describe my joy and gratitude. Thank you. I will treasure this piece for many birthdays to come.
It's inpiring for Susan to hear how you feel about your Willow Tree piece. Your personal interpretation is so meaningful... thank you for taking the time to share it.