My husband surprised me with the willow tree figure "Soar, a time to reflect, a time to soar" after reaching my first weight loss goal of 20 kilos. I have battled weight and low self confidence for many years. This year I did something for me and started a weight loss journey. He chose this piece to encourage me in my achievements so far and to support me as I continue this journey. It was the perfect gift and the perfect time.
I have just flown to visit my friend in the the Orkney lslands in Scotland, from my home in South Wales; we have not seen each other for nearly 40 years. l was her bridesmaid and she was mine. We first met when l was 7 and and she was eight and have kept in contact. On my visit l noticed all her beautiful Willow Tree figures and we decided to buy the Sisters at Heart to represent our feelings of our long friendship. She has kept one in the Orkneys and l have brought the other one one home, and hopefully when we meet up again one day we are going to exchange them. Through the two little figurines, although they are parted, we hope that one day they will be joined together again as one.
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.