December 21, 2009


behold this incredible gift that parker's class made for our family:

Our Senbazuru

A Senbazuru is made up of 1001 origami cranes. All 1001 cranes were painstakingly folded and crafted by parker's classmates and teachers as a gift for our family. each crane they made holds their wishes for parker to have a speedy recovery. AMAZING! what an incredibly beautiful display of support.

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane; such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. In Japan, the crane is one of the mystical creatures and is said to live for a thousand years. In Asia, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true. Hanging a Senbazuru in one's home is thought to be a powerfully lucky and benevolent charm. The last crane, the 1001st, is meant to be for extra good luck, to make sure that our wish come true.

Thank you students of Division 5 and to parker's teachers, Mrs S and Mrs B for this incredible gift. we are honored by your thoughtfulness, astounded by the sheer magnitude of time and energy that went into creating this and humbled by your support, care, concern and cheer leading. our Senbazuru now hangs in a place of honor in the center of our home - right above my 'convalescing couch' which is adjoins our kitchen - the heart of our home.

thank you - you have profoundly touched our hearts.


Joanne said...

What a wonderful gift. I hope 2010 is a good year for turning Lyme around for Parker.

Dylan said...

That may be one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.