My aunt got me this for my college graduation/birthday. I finally am free from school (well, in 3 weeks if everything goes as planned). The card says that she is like Snow White because of the birds on her arms (and I strive to be a princess) and that I bring happiness where ever I go! I absolutely love this piece! she is so beautiful, just like my aunt!
After a bout with breast cancer in 2011, I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in August of 2013. Needless to say, I was frightened and angry. One day before I was officially diagnosed, my son and I were going to the funeral of his good friend's father. As I was driving, I was dwelling on what the scans would say. Although I knew in my heart and my head it was cancer again, I was holding on to the hope that it was something else. I said a prayer to Archangel Michael to help me with my doubt. "Please," I prayed, "help me to be positive." As I finished my prayer, the Bob Marley song, "Three Little Birds" came on the radio. "Don't worry about a thing. Every little thing's gonna be alright" Bob sang to me. My very good friend, Karen, has given me three Willow Tree pieces over the years. I display them all proudly, two at home and one in work. Recently, in a store in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, I spotted Happiness. There she was with her arms stretch out, three little birds perched on them. I felt like the piece was made just for me. As I was not expecting to find the perfect thing for me, I wasn't prepared to spend the money that day. I knew of other stores closer to my home that sold Willow Tree. I figured I would buy it later. Today is my birthday and my very good friend, Colleen, gave me the piece for my birthday! "Happiness" is now displayed on my headboard where I can see her first thing in the morning and last thing at night. She will remind me that "Every little thing's gonna be alright!"
I saw this beautiful piece when I was in a florist shop ordering flowers for my sister-in-law's funeral. She had been struggling with addiction for many years and as soon as I saw it, I knew it represented her. She is free now and finally released, able to be happy. We will have it on display at her funeral. Thank you for the beautiful moments in life you capture for us to have and hold onto and remember. - Jerusha
We began with Willow Tree, when my daughter saw "Happiness" in a shop window. She had been going through a lot of challenges. She is quite talented, being able to sing and paint. I quickly went back without her and bought it for her birthday. She was very disappointed when she saw it was gone from the shop, but then was very happy to receive it for her birthday. Anniversary was my gift to my husband on one of our wedding anniversaries. and he followed that with Truly Golden for my birthday. Angel of Remembrance came from my other daughter who shares many memories with me, especially of when she went through cancer at 15 and 16 years of age. I purchased Mi Casa last year for a young couple just getting married. And this year I purchased Mi Casa for the daughter who has Happiness. She also married last year, and this year she and her husband purchased their own home. I hope now to add some baby ones at the appropriate times! I also purchased Mi Casa for my husband and myself because we left Australia in 2011 and now live in a village in Bulgaria, where our home is a place of peace and rest for all those who need it.
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.