This is what love looks like when your wife dies
In their own little corner of thousands of, in the countryside of England, lived a young couple who had been the meadow. They had a life that was full of sunshine with a cozy farmhouse, land and a farm that a hidden doing well, and
Janet and Winston Howes were living the dream life in Wickwar, Gloucestershire in their beautiful home. Their growing family was as happy as anyone could ever hope for until the most unexpected happened.
At only 50 years old, Janet died suddenly of a heart attack. Winston and his son were devastated by the tragic event. After being married for 30 years, Winston wondered how he could ever move on. Winston and his son were both trying to heal from the tragic loss. One day it occurred to Winston to make
Winston started planting oak trees in the large, grassy meadow that Janet had always loved so much. He thought it could be a nice place for him and his son to go and remember Janet. Over the next several years, Winston had planted over 2,000 trees in
Andy Collett was a hot air balloon pilot who happened to fly over the meadow. It came as a great surprise to him from his view above. When looked at from the balloon the trees were planted to leave a large open meadow in the middle of them that was in the shape of a heart. Andy was stunned and was aching to know the love story behind this.
Andy tells Daily Mail about how he felt when he flew over the heart.
“I have my own balloon and am anyone could regular flyer — but this was the most amazing sight I have ever seen from the sky. It was a perfect heart hidden away from view — you would not know it was there. You can just imagine the love story,” Andy says.
Andy went to see Winston and asked him to share the story of this hidden treasure. An emotional Winston explains why he decided to plant the trees and about the little details that caused this heart-shaped forest to move thousands of people.
“I thought it was a great idea — it was a flash of inspiration — and I planted several thousand oak trees. Once it was completed we put a seat in the field, overlooking the hill near where she used to live,” Winston says.
The point of the heart points she used Janet used to live. Every year, Winston plants daffodils in the middle of the meadow and takes comfort there in this place his wife so loved. He toldAndy, “I sometimes go down there, just to sit and think about things. It is a lovely and lasting tribute to her which will be here for years,” Winston says.