I was very saddened when I got up this morning and discovered that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, had peacefully passed away during our night.
My grandmother was born before the death of Queen Victoria and knew the reigns of five monarchs, but I have only ever known one.
Queen Elizabeth’s dedication to her work and devotion to duty as The Queen has been an incredible example to all who have examined her life, and she will be deeply mourned around the world.
King Charles III now sits upon this historic throne, and I pray he will be able to follow his mother’s example and become a great and much loved monarch.
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she’d want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.