Thank you all so much again for your kind words. Marilyn would have been so gratified to know that people from all over the world sent messages of condolence!
It's been a horrible couple of weeks, culminating with the funeral on Friday - but it was a beautiful service and her granddaughter, Lauren, who won't be 18 for a couple of weeks yet, sang a truly magnificent, beautiful and moving version of Sara McLachlan's "In The Arms Of An Angel" in the church. Marilyn would have been so proud of her - she was so looking forward to watching Lauren on the X-Factor in a few week's time, she's already passed three auditions - her next step is the LIVE auditions.
One good thing has come out of all this - Marilyn's oldest daughter, who was estranged from the rest of her children, has been welcomed back into the fold - life's too short to hold grudges. The whole family's rallied around and we've all been there for each other.
Oh and just to let you know, "Carry Me Home" got to #3 in the Blues General chart on Soundclick, out of 21,856 songs and it got to #7 in Blues out of 48,767 songs. Thank you all - yet again! - for taking the time and trouble to listen and all your kind comments, especially on facebook. It got to #5 in Blues General, then went down to #11 - then the day after the latest GN newsletter came out, it shot back up to #3 and stayed there a couple of days. I was even ahead of Kirk Lorange for a while!
Once again, thank you all for your sympathy and your support - your kind words have helped me so much through the last couple of weeks.
(I can still raise a smile, knowing I've got so many people looking out for me.....)
"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)