Hello, my dear friends! You made it to Friday! Good for you! How was the week? Not to harrowing, I hope. Although, I bet we all are impatiently clenching our teeth as D-day inches closer and closer. Including today, we only have 9 days! We’re in the single digits! That experience can be pretty harrowing! But Hearties are tough, right? I think we should petition to make waiting for WCTH premieres an Olympic sport. It’s just as exhausting! In case you NEED a reminder, which I doubt, Season 5 of When Calls the Heart premieres Sunday, February 18th, 9/8 c on Hallmark Channel. Take pity on me, because I won’t be watching it until Monday. But have no fear, because the 1st #Monday’sMusings of Season 5 will be posted. And if anyone lives, or will be around the Austin, TX area on Monday the 19th, I’ll be having a Heartie Party that evening; I’d be more than happy to have you! Just let me know.
As it is Friday…sorry, I do not have another fan fiction story for you. Since it’ll be airing soon, I prefer to let the show do the talking. Sarah and I will resume the tales when Season 5 ends. And just for fair warning, my baby is due around mid-April, so the blog may have to take a brief hiatus. And don’t worry, I’ll post pictures of the adorable little bundle.
So, it’s a #FlashbackFriday kind of day. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought it might be fun to flash back to Kindness Week. That covers all the different kinds of love expressed on the show. Elizabeth’s idea was brilliant! The project really gave the kids AND THE ADULTS a chance to look outside themselves. We have friendship love in many forms: Abigail stroking Rosemary’s ego that she should be the one to put on the dance, the girls reaching out to prickly Hattie…Hattie even expresses her love for Janie by mourning her so loyally. Now, of course, she does it the wrong way. But she makes amends, and shows a rectifying sort of friendship love by loaning Anna a party dress, and agreeing to dance with Cody for the first dance.
Rosemary, in her own inflated sort of way, shows a serving kind of love by agreeing to arrange the dance, and helping Elizabeth…even if she did insult her appearance in the process.
Cody represents the love for animals, and shows it with giving Rip a bath. Poor Jack probably had to clean up the mess, but he knew Cody’s heart was in the right place. That brings up another kind of love: the love for children. Jack and Elizabeth show us that very special kind of love with warm hearts and open arms…and lots of patience. It gives us a glimpse of what they’ll be like as parents.
An opposite view is Peter. He tries to show his love for Faith, but does so with a controlling and domineering attitude. Communication and understanding, all the attributes of true love, were completely absent.
Then, of course, we have our favorite example of romantic love: Jack and Elizabeth. I could go on and on about them, but I think I’ll go a little outside the box. I want to go to the dance itself. I remember the first time I watched it, I wondered why Jack wasn’t asking Elizabeth to dance; Lee wasn’t asking Rosemary, and Frank didn’t ask Abigail either. My theory was that since Kindness Week was the children’s project, the adults were letting them take the lead. It is precious the way Cody had the courage to take the first step, and get the dance going with Elizabeth. Then as far as he’s concerned, the unthinkable happens, and Hattie asks HIM to dance. But I absolutely LOVE how Jack handled it. He jumps right in, then totally plays it cool with that “stood up” line. She plays along so coyly. My favorite line is, “I know they’re big shoes to fill, but may I?” Add in his signature look toward her, and him holding his hand out to her, and you’ve got magic. Now THAT’S romance, right?
Have a fantastic weekend! Don’t forget to tune in or DVR Signed Sealed Delivered: The Road Less Traveled this coming Sunday, and I will see you Monday!