Later looking up the symbolism of the cypress tree, I learned it is a tree of mourning. With a birthday and Mother's Day coming up--my first without Mom--I was so thankful for the angels' guidance.
A message from the cypress tree on the web described my healing. "The cypress recalls the freedom of the forest and invites you to leave your attachments behind, settle in a quiet place and be free."
The weekend although different from the past proved to be loving and fun, thanks to the inspiration of the angels.
Love and joyful blessings,
(photo: web pic of cypress tree that looked like mine)