They bring the flowers that bloom in May.
So if it's raining, have no regrets,
Because it isn't raining rain, you know, (It's raining violets,)
And where you see clouds upon the hills,
You soon will see crowds of daffodils,
So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list'ning for his song,
Whenever April showers come along.
My friends, I have found it impossible lately to blog and I do hope you have all managed to somehow get along without me! (Yes, I know it must be very hard but you are all so strong!)
Richard and I attended Dusty's funeral on Saturday. It was very sad, of course but it was also very uplifting and moving. There was music and laughter along with the tears. One young man, who told us that Dusty was a mentor for him, sang a song on his guitar that he had written about Dusty. One of the lines, "He lived his whole life putting smiles on the faces of the people he met", had everyone nodding in agreement. At the end, he was given a standing ovation. How Dusty would have loved that!
At the end of the service, two guitarists played and sang the beautiful hymn, "How Great Thou Art". I love that song so much, I quietly sang, wishing that they would ask us to sing too. Then, they DID ask us to sing along! (Did they plan that or did they hear others singing too?) It was beautiful, "Sing for Dusty!", one of them said and you know I did!
It is a beautiful hymn but it was perfect for Dusty, for someone who loved life and nature and expressed joy and love as best as anyone I ever knew.
I found a video of Alan Jackson singing the song for you.
Like Dusty, he is a Georgia boy!