I love the gravatar “Guardian” that a fellow blogger, Lyndell, uses to represent herself. I showed it to my husband a couple of months ago and told him how much I loved it. Last night he brought it home for me. I was so touched. He remembered. What a special gift. It fills my heart with love when I look at it. I have moved it all around my house to always be in the same room with me so I can look upon it and smile, thinking of my beautiful baby boy Ethan.
Love and protect thee, forever
Guardian represents the overwhelming feelings of motherhood, and the desire to protect your new baby forever. The image of an infant cradled closely in her mother’s arms is a symbol of the tremendous feelings of love a mother experiences when holding her new child. This figure could suggest a guardian spirit of protection. She could also be comforting to someone who has lost a child; a reminder of the love and caring a mother always feels, regardless of where her child is. I used the word ‘thee’ in the sentiment as an intimate way of talking to an infant. I think the word has a poetic sound and shows reverence and tenderness. It’s the sort of word reserved for someone you love.
You can find Susan’s Willow Tree® sculptures here. Susan Lordi hand carves each original Willow Tree® sculpture. Pieces are cast from her original carving, and then individually painted by hand.