It is the Rambling Rose Castle that my sister gave to me. Above the door of the castle is a sign that reads, "they lived happily ever after".
We have a sign in the entry way of our home that says the same thing. I found it when Tim was in the throes of his 35 radiation treatments. It spoke to my heart in the midst the turmoil that we were swirled in. It was like having something tangible to keep my heart and my mind connected and focused on the happiness that we have experienced and that we so longed to continue to experience.
A recent trip to New York gave me the opportunity to see my sister and she gifted me with this beautiful glossy castle. My camera can't capture its loveliness so you will have to trust me when I say it is quite beautiful. And it is quite meaningful. While the front says "they lived happily ever after", on the back, just above a door it says, "Believe". So fitting as we come out the other side of cancer.
I love the castle and I love that my sister thought to give it to me.
A knight has to have a castle and now my knight on my mantle has a castle; he has the Rambling Rose Castle to call his own. Yes, my knight is bigger than his castle...and that is how it should be.