Monday, June 26, 2006

The Rose

So this is my first post actually posting a picture...I've been really busy the last while and was merely concerned with writing my reflections and things out. I wasn't too worried about whether or not I had pictures, but I decided that I should smarten up my act!

These are a beautiful bouquet I received from an amazing group of people...these were an unexpected surprise. It's amazing the opportunities God provides and the people He places along this path of life.

As I look at this picture, I'm reminded of a very beautiful song. It compares love to a rose. The song reminds me of the love I have for Mr. Cinder...we are a little over a week away from a big milestone in our marriage. Time flies by so fast and so much has happened in that time. We've both grown...closer to God, closer together, as much has happened! It's truly been amazing and I know whatever lies ahead will be as well!

The Rose
by Bette Midler
Some say love, it is a river
that drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
an endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
and you its only seed.

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dyin'
that never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long,
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,
just remember in the winter
far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose.


audrey` said...

The roses are sooooo lovely, Cinder :)

Jayleigh said...

Love the song. It was I THINK first sung by a Country artist, Conway Twitty, back in the 70's.

GORGEOUS roses!!!

Cinder said...

Audrey ~ They really brightened up our table throughout the last week...I hope all is well with you...blessings and (((HUGS)))!

Jayleigh ~ I figured that it had to have been sung by someone else first, but didn't know...I also have it on CD by Leanne Rimes and she also does a great job of it! They were beautiful roses...we went away and came back and they are still blooming away!

Blessings and (((HUGS)))!