Willow Tree Carving

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
Picture of my Willow Tree carving
Picture of my Willow Tree carving

Every girl in my mom’s side of the family has at least one Willow Tree carving, and they're all different, suiting each girl in a special way, or symbolizing something about them. I didn’t have one until a Christmas or two ago. When I opened this precious gift from my mom, it meant so much to me for several reasons. It meant I was joining the tradition of these carvings, and it suited me in a special way because I was named after the Callalillies the girl is holding. I know that if I’m ever blessed with a girl of my own, I’ll continue this tradition and give one to her that’s as special as she is.

Place(s): Wisconsin

– Calla

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant