It’s a Sad Day

Today is a sad day. My boss of 8 ½ years, Mike Taylor, lost his battle with bladder cancer. Today is his funeral. I still can’t believe it, even though I saw him suffer for the last 9 months.

His office was across from mine. He ALWAYS had something positive, funny or inspiring to bring to my workday. He was an icon, the director of golf for the Gaston Country Club. I am so privileged to have worked for him. He valued me and I needed that.9 hole

When he died at the hospice house, his wife stepped outside and saw butterflies on a bush. She saw this as a gift from the Holy Spirit; a sign, he went through a metamorphosis into a much better and glorious place.dscn0372.jpg

Knowing that through Jesus, he was forgiven of his sins and now his soul lives with God and that one day, I will see him again gives me great comfort.

Funerals get us to question our own mortality. This day makes me all the more determined to live out my calling to make a real difference in the world, for who knows how much longer I will breathe through this fragile body of mine?

I will take with me the memories, to be the sunshine after the storm. Thank you, my friend, for making the world a brighter place, especially for (2)


  1. Ann Scism · · Reply

    I am so sorry for you! This was so beautifully written, Melody. Thank you for sharing your heart! Ann Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:29:33 +0000 To:

  2. Debbie Thompson · · Reply

    Melody I’ve thought about you many times since Dr. Macomson told me Mike had cancer. Have wanted to get in touch with you since he went to be with Jesus and have not been able to. SO thank you so much for this post. Dr. M will be at the funeral. I know this has been hard for you…..lifting y’all to Abba… Love, Debbie Thompson

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Kathryn Wall · · Reply

    You, My precious one would have these thoughts. Death should be a sad goodbye because of the promises it holds. I think Jude 24 sums it very well. He was fortunate to have you as a friend. Love you. Kat

  4. Jude 24 NLT says: Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault.

    Love that!

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