I love you to the moon and back

I love you to the moon and back

I love yellow roses, in particular this one bushel in my back yard. Sitting in the middle of the garden, looking at everything around it. It is the first bushel of roses you see when walking in the house. The first to stand tall and filled with beautiful yellow buds at the first sign of spring.

For the past seventeen years it has graced us with gorgeous long stem roses. It is uncanny how each year almost to the date, Easter, my birthday and Mother’s day it always gives flowers. The first of all the bushels to blooms. They say plants have a soul and the more you talk to them the more they listen and respond. I truly believe it is the case with all my flowers and plants.

I am not a green thumb for any stretch of the imagination. Actually my motto is ” If you cannot handle the heat of summer, you do not belong on my garden”.

Planted seventeen years ago and since then has given me flowers every year on the year. Each year my heart is filled with emotions of happiness and sadness.

Happiness for the new births, new beginnings here again. The circle of life has come to full circle with a new year.

Sadness, of what it could have been and never will be. Seventeen years ago this yellow rose bush was planted in the memory of our daughter, Francesca. Seventeen years ago my life, our life, stopped. My heart died.

Happiness slowly has replaced the depth of sadness and emptiness. Thru all the pain, something wonderful was bestowed upon me. Love, strength, courage, and  ultimately motherhood and happiness too.

Each rose, each petal is a kiss of love that will for ever brighten my heart. With each year, with each ups and downs, with change all around me, it is reassuring to know of a constant. With each bloom I love you to the moon and back.

Giangi Townsend

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  1. May 19, 2018 / 10:39 am

    Hey. This is a very heartfelt post, I felt a variety of emotions while reading this. You’ve managed to put out an honest piece of writing. Loved it. I am Ragazza, I hope you could also follow my blog page. I would really like it. Cheers! 😊

    • May 19, 2018 / 11:00 am

      Thank you Ragazza Triste for reading my blog and your kind compliments.
      Most definitely will head over to your page.
      Have a great day. Giangi

      • May 19, 2018 / 11:08 am

        Hello, Giangi. Thank you so much for replying. How are you? How long have you been blogging? 😊

      • May 19, 2018 / 11:21 am

        I am doing great and hope you do too. I have been blogging for 8 years with my other page , a cooking blog. A couple months back decided to start a personal thus the birth of this page. How about you?

      • May 19, 2018 / 11:25 am

        Wow. You love cooking? Amazing! I love eating. Haha! I’ve been blogging since 2016. How’s your blog going? I mean, this blog?

      • May 19, 2018 / 12:41 pm

        Check the page out then! Easy peasy recipes with few ingredients and lots of flavors.
        This blog is going ok for just starting. Need to post more often 🙂

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