Friday 9 September 2022

God speed my Queen . . .


Yesterday the world lost probably one of the greatest public figures which has ever lived.  For over 70 years she served her country and the commonwealth with grace and dignity.  There is not a moment in my lifetime when she has not been on the throne. It is a great loss and my heart goes out to her family, who must be feeling great sorrow at this time. She was not just our Queen, but she was their mother and Grandmother, a much beloved family member, and they will feel her loss in an even deeper way than we will.  In my family she was honored and revered and respected.  And yes, we loved her as well.

She will be missed by all and sundry.

She is now finally getting the rest she so deserves after all of those years of devotion to her country and the commonwealth, and she is with her Prince again. Now she is free to just be Elizabeth, daughter of God.  

Phillip came to me today,
and said it was time to go.
I looked at him and smiled,
as I whispered that "I know"
I then turned and looked behind me,
and saw I was asleep.
My family were around me,
and I could hear them weep.
I gently touched each shoulder,
with Phillip by my side.
Then I turned away and walked,
with my angel guide.
Phillip held my hand,
as he lead the way,
to a world where King's and Queens,
are Monarch's every day.
I was given a crown to wear
or a halo known by some.
The difference is up here,
they are worn by everyone.
I felt a sense of peace,
my reign had seen its end.
70 years I had served my Country,
as the peoples friend.
Thank you for the years,
for all your time and love.
Now I am one of two again,
in our Palace up above.

I don't know who wrote the poem, but I wanted to share it.  May she truly be at rest. I hope people will be kind both to her memory and to whatever comes next.  I am most grateful for her service and for the example she set for us all. 

When we were small children we thought it was our mother's photograph on our money because the resemblance was so great between our mother and the Queen.  In fact the first time my father took my mother home to visit his family they all remarked on how much she looked like the Queen. Two very fine and regal ladies, my mother and the Queen.  Two wonderful examples to us in how they served. She . . .  her people, my mother . . . her family.  But today is about the Queen.

This was a woman who served diligently and with dignity, but who also had a brilliant sense of humor.  

 I am so grateful that her country was able to give her a well deserved celebration in honor of her 70 years on the throne this past year and that she was able to enjoy it much as she did.  I am so grateful that she knew how much she was beloved and by so many. It is a great loss. Thank you my Queen from the bottom of my  heart for your fine example and diligence in duty through all of those years. May she truly rest in peace.

Remember  . . . 

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And I do too! 


  1. A sad day, I remember her coronation, was about 4, lived in England then, there was a street party and we had a mock coronation and I got to carry the crown on a cushion, my now cousin in law played the queen. I have a photo of it, and keep it in the coronation mug all children in England were given at the time.

    1. It is. I know it was to be expected, given her age, but I am a bit in shock. I expected she would go on forever I suppose as silly as that seems. I hope that people will be kind and respectful. What a wonderful memory and memento you have of such a glorious occasion. xoxo

    2. I shared the photos on Instagram.

  2. She will be greatly missed by the world. She holds a special place in our hearts !

  3. She was very fortunate to live to be so old...still in her mind, and sounds like able to be somewhat active clear up to the last day!! THAT is amazing!! Few people get to do that!!

    1. Yes she was Elizabeth! I am sure she is happy now to be reunited with her Prince. xoxo

  4. Oh, a true loss for the world that Queen Elizabeth has passed. We don’t have monarchy here in the USA but I have always admired the Queen as a leader and a person. She served her country well …I think we need more people like her… like her or not, you cannot deny her dedication to duty ….something that is somewhat lacking in today’s world.
    Thank you,Marie for letting me add my two cents here. Wishing a good weekend, xo, V.

    1. You are most welcome V! She was a beautiful example for us all to follow! xoxo

  5. Hi Marie~ I think the Queen set a wonderful example for the world, what a great loss. She was a true lady and friend to all she served...she will be greatly missed. Like you, I hope that the world will honor her memory and be respectful and kind. Gentle hugs to you, Marie. XOXO Barb

    1. She will be greatly missed for sure Barb. I hope too that all will be respectful and kind. Many are not though it seems. Sad to see. Love and hugs, xoxo

  6. Lovely tribute to our Queen. I, too, thought she would live forever. I was lucky enough to see her twice - once in 1959 and again in 2010 when she visited Toronto. The poem made me cry. Love and hugs, Elaine

    1. How wonderful Elaine. I saw her as a looker on when she visited the base here in Greenwood, NS in 1976. I had Anthony in my arms and I like to think she waved at me. Love and hugs, xoxo


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