Dear WT, My best friend, Diane, who is also my "Sisters at Heart" and whom I call Sis, gave me Sisters at Heart and Happiness for my 60th birthday :) and to cheer me up. When she asked me to be her sister, I was thrilled! And when I accepted, she was happy too. :) I'm an only child and she has no sisters - but now we are sisters!!! These sculptures are a sign of her love for me, to remind me I'm loved and to be happy. Diane has helped me through a very rough year in which I've suffered injuries (broken arm twice; broken leg); my husband suffered life threatening knee injury (he's better now, Thank God). I also lost my Mom in April and Diane was there for me during that sad time. She's truly been a sister of the heart! And I thank God for her every day! She is so very special to me and I'm so grateful God brought her back into my life. :) I've always admired these sculptures and now they remind me I'm so lucky to have a sister and friend in Diane. God bless you all....
My best friend and I celebrated our 60th birthdays in May, eight days apart. We were born in the same place and our mother's knew each other. Neither of us can remember meeting, because we have always known each other, and been friends. We have grown up together and been through good times and bad, always having each other to rely on, we've never fallen out either!. We feel our long friendship is so special. It was with much laughter and tears when we gave each other this year's birthday gift (we always open them together on the middle day between our birthdays). We gave each other the exact same gift, Willow Tree Sisters by Heart ! Well far from a disappointment we agreed it made it even more special. So thank you for helping us celebrate an amazing friendship.
My dad was diagnosed last August 2012 with cancer. I was terrified. I have no sisters, just a brother. A lady I work with that has been there for me in my difficult time gave me the "Friendship" piece. Over the past 8 months we have become close. I set the piece in my China cabinet so I have to look at it every morning to remind me of the truly good nature that exists in peoples' hearts. When a complete stranger can walk into your life and make a bad situation not look so drear, then you know that there is good still in the world. You just have to open your heart and let it in. I plan on buying a special piece to give to her for her birthday. I never expected to find a person that I would consider being my best friend, but I found a person I would also consider to be my sister. Thank you for just being who you are and being there in my difficult time of need.
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.