Melissa McLay -- March 11, 1984 to September 22, 2002
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January 09 | Think of Melissa
For Melissa's service we all wanted to have some music that reflected how we felt as well as celebrating Melissa's life. I was in the shower when I remembered a song by Christopher Cross called "Think of Laura". I found it on an old album...yes vinyl record...we played it and decided it would be perfect if we could find the music. Damon searched the internet and was unable to find it so he sat down with a recording of it and listening to it over and over was able to play it on the piano and Bridger played it on the guitar. Knowing none of us would be able to play or sing it at the service, Damon & Bridger went to the church to practice and record it. In the end, Damon, Bridger, Rodney and I recorded it and it was played with a wonderful picture presentation of Melissa's life during the service. I think about the song often...

Think of Melissa

Every once in a while I’d see her smile
And she’d turn my day around
A girl with those eyes could stare through the lies
And see what your heart was saying

Think of Melissa, but laugh don’t cry
I know she’d want it that way

A friend of a friend
A friend ‘til the end
That’s the kind of girl she was
Taken away so young
Taken away without a warning

Think of Melissa, but laugh don’t cry
I know she’d want it that way

I know you and you’re here
In every day we live
I know her and she’s here
I can feel her when I sing

Hey, Melissa, where are you now
Are you far away from here
I don’t think so
I think you’re here
Taking our tears away

Think of Melissa, but laugh don’t cry
I know she’d want it that way
When you think of Melissa laugh don’t cry
I know she’d want it that way

Remembered by Rod & Jen | 4:08pm


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