The Rose

The Rose by Bette Midler
(with lyrics)

And this one just in case the first one does not work for you:


19 thoughts on “The Rose

    1. Bethany, this time I just found your comment in my Pending folder. I don’t know why I am having a hard time receiving your comnents in my notifications on my WP app. Although it has been working strangely for a few days now. I guess I will have to make it a habit to keep checking my folders.

      Yes, this song has some deep messages to it. I sang this song once… acopella with my daughter to a small group of people we knew. I was terrified and I could not have done it without her. And never have since. It is amazing the courage our children can give us to do things we would never do without them. Thank you Bethany!


  1. Ah, such memories. Like the one where Firstborn Son begged me for the tape so he could listen to it while hiking. 6’4″ 205 lb. (at age 14) he grew into a Navy Firefighter and is a municipal firefighter/paramedic hard as nails exterior. He’s still a softie inside and a Bette fan. Great post,

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  2. I know what you mean and often forget readers can’t know he was a ten pound baby, always huge for his age and often mistaken to be much older than he actually was. He was a sensitive lamb – until he learned to stand up to bullies in high school. Isn’t life funny that way? Growing up with 7 brothers, I wept when Fourth Born (and last) was my fourth son. Not a day has gone by since I haven’t thought how silly I was then. I treasure each moment with each of them. They are my roses!

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    1. You must be a strong woman raising that many sons! It sounds like you had a lovely family. My husband was bullied all the way through school, until he grew 6 feet tall in high school. He was standing in line when one of his bullies turned around and looked up at him and said, “Wow, you got tall.” My husband saw the fear in him and started to carry himself more confidently. And stopped being afraid. He has a tender and sensitive heart too! But a tuff manly man on the outside!

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