Goodbye for Now

Good morning and Happy Sunday everyone. I know many of you will be expecting to see an SLS theme post, and  I do apologize that this post didn’t go up a few days ago. That was the original plan, but as with everything to do with my blog lately, things just aren’t going as planned.

As many of you know, I’ve been struggling with some health issues for a few months now. All my tests keep coming up normal, so no one can really tell me why I’m having these symptoms, but they are truly affecting everything in my life. I still have a few more things to look into, but I’m not very hopeful that anything at all will be found, so I’m left thinking that perhaps this all has to do with stress. I have a very stressful day job and it makes any stress in my personal life that much more difficult to take on.

When I first started this blog, my day job was boring as hell, so it left me with time to write and enjoy this wonderful blogging experience. I never could have imagined how much my weekly SLS post would take off. I do thank all of you for making each Sunday so wonderful for so many years. This decision has not been an easy one.

I’ve decided to take a hiatus from my blog. When I first started it, my intention was to have it help me write every day and to put my name out there. I don’t think it’s serving that purpose right this moment, and I truly need any free (or in my case “well”) time to be spent writing. My blog right now, while a very good tool, is just a distraction and I need to figure out what I’m going to do with it in the future.

Thank you again, to all my amazing followers, especially those of you who have followed SLS every Sunday. I will truly miss our weekly song share, and I do hope there is something similar out there that you can all find to share your love of music. Perhaps one of my followers has more free time and can take on that project. I’m just unable to sustain it any longer.

I will miss you all and I’m so sorry this is the end of something that has been truly great. I hope you all understand that I feel its best for me and my life right now.

I wish you all the best and I hope to see you all very soon!

Song Lyric Sunday – Fly by Celine Dion

My daughter called me a few Saturdays ago.  She was crying and shared with me that her grandmother had passed away.  She decided to fly into town for the funeral.  I offered to go with her, but she decided to go it alone.  It took me back to when I was twenty-two and my own grandmother passed away.  I’ve written about my grandmother on my blog before.  She was a lovely soul and I will be forever grateful that she was a part of my life.

We all spent the night with her when she passed away.  She never woke up, but she was with us and we all talked and laughed and shared our favorite memories of her.  I will forever treasure that night and all the amazing memories I have of her.

I wasn’t planning to post a sad song, but this was the first one that came to mind.  We played it at my grammy’s funeral and it still tears me up when I listen to it today.

I listened to Celine Dion some in the 90’s, but she was never a favorite artist of mine.  I will say that she has a powerful voice and it lends itself well to this song and the heart-wrenching lyrics.  I hope you enjoy it without crying too much.

The lyrics are in the video.

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the video and/or hyperlinks to videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was goodbye/farewell.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.