A Bluejay landed on my fencepost today,
Such a beautiful sight in a world of gray.
I couldn't pull my eyes away, and then I thought of you.
And then I thought of me, and of the things I cannot change.
I felt a breeze and at that time the Bluejay flew away.
I heard a whisper in the wind, "don't worry, everything will be OK."
Thank you for being my friend dear Sally
Words partly from Cindy Blake and me
Today I celebrate Smiling Sally. Saying goodbye to a very special woman that became a dear friend through blogging, is very hard to do. However, I know that Sally would not want us to grieve for long because she is with her Lord. Her "FAITH" was so strong and going "HOME" was her wish when her time came. Now she is free of illness and pain and that is a blessing.
I had the privilege of meeting Sally and her husband Johnny a couple of years ago. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. We met in 2008 on our blogs and became blog friends immediately. We had many things in common and we both knew that we would meet in person one day. However, she lived in Miami and we lived in a small town in NC. As luck would have it she and her husband moved to the middle of Florida. Since we have children in Florida the time came when we were traveling to Florida and we were able to meet Sally and Johnny in their beautiful new home. We both felt like we had been friends our whole lives.
Here we are together on the day we met.
Sally always smiled and had a great sense of humor. I treasure this time that we had together.
This poem is my tribute to Sally.
Farewell dear Sally. Thank you for making a difference in my life in a very positive way. I miss you.
I believe these would be Sally's words to all of us who loved her.
Miss me but let me go,
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little-but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me-but let me go
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone
It's all part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me but let me go
By Janice M. Fair-Salters
Blessings and love,
Please link to Smiling Sally