It’s Blog Exchange time again.
Please welcome Janet from Dancing Through.
I think you’ll enjoy her Flowers in the Windows post.
Before they met, she was closed up. Detached. Sad.
There were many before him who took her innocence, her naiveté, her spirit.
But she never gave them her heart. She never let them in.
She never opened up like she did with him.
She thought she was destined to live a solitary life.
He changed things.
He helped her see the good in people.
He taught her the joys of a healthy relationship.
He enabled her to share her feelings. Something she has never done before.
The others never asked her.
Her feelings were deep and pure. And hers alone. They were strong and willful. But not a soul cared. Until him.
He stood out in the crowd and held her close. In his heart, in his mind, in his powerful arms, he held her close and showed her that the sun is a healer and will rise again. He showed her that the future holds infinite possibilities for her and for him and for the two of them together.
They planted flowers in the window boxes of their love and cared for each and every one. As you would a heart. As you would someone’s feelings. They enriched them and nourished them, enjoyed their colorful bloom. Enjoyed the healing sun shining down on them.
At the same time, they nourished their relationship and became closer, more honest and true.
Look at them now.
Throughout the seasons of their love, they have shared joy, sorrow and anger. Through each and every year, the burdens were heavy, the love was deep. The commitment and promise was always there. “I’ll help you. Whatever load you may bear, I’ll be there.”
He is her heart and her one true love. He will always be there for her. He has taught her that her feelings are worth something and he will cherish them forever. She can only repay him in love and to be there for him in return.
The flowers may have come and gone with the seasons, but they are stronger for the beauty and the character they once possessed.
They have planted ‘flowers in the window’ in the form of children and watched them grow into beautiful, independent souls. Something she never thought she’d do. Give life and nurture another’s heart and soul.
Look at them now.
Their flowers have all grown and left the ‘window box’. But they are still together and they continue to watch their flowers grow. They have created a lineage that will forever lead back to her and her heart. The same heart that was too cold to touch. The same heart the he opened up and stepped inside and held with all his might so that she could see the beauty that life has to offer.
Inspired by ‘Flowers in the Windows’ by Travis
When I first held you I was cold A melting snowman I was told But there was no-one there to hold Before I swore that I would be alone forever more
Wow, look at you now Flowers in the window It’s such a lovely day And I’m glad that you feel the same ’cos to stand up I’m in the crowd You are one in a million And I love you so lets watch the flowers grow
There is no reason to feel bad But there are many seasons to feel glad, sad, mad It’s just a bunch of feelings that we have to hold But I am here to help you with the load
Wow, look at you now Flowers in the window It’s such a lovely day And I’m glad that you feel the same ’cos to stand up Im in the crowd You are one in a million And I love you so lets watch the flowers grow
So now were here and now is fine So far away from there And there is time, time, time To plant new seeds and watch them grow So there’ll be flowers in the window when we go
Wow, look at you now Flowers in the window Its such a lovely day And I’m glad that you feel the same ’cos to stand up I’m in the crowd You are one in a million And I love you so lets watch the flowers grow
This Post was brought to you by Janet from Dancing Through. Janet is a self-proclaimed “WonderMom” and wife to a man with the patience of a saint. She has a terrible green thumb. She can’t keep a cactus alive. She has one flower in her garden. Keeping her watered, clean and fed is the easy part. It’s nurturing her spirit and feeding her independence that gives Janet the greyest of hairs. She writes about it all at her place.
Thank you very much to Amanda for letting me share my garden here at The Wink. Go read her post today atDancing Through It has been a special time for me since this is my first attempt at The Blog Exchange. Also, a special thank you to Kristen at Motherhood Uncensored for creating such a wonderful place to share our thoughts. Janet hopes she’ll be invited back next month!