In my last post, I mentioned the author Gayle Forman, whose book If I Stay depicts the journey of a teenage girl who is in a coma. Throughout the book she is deciding if she will stay and live, or if she will die. I read it just three weeks ago.  

On May 23rd, Windsong, the chorus I have the privledge of singing in, had our spring concert. The next day, one of our members had a massive heart attack and has been in a coma ever since. Her family has had to make some very hard decisions. They took her off life support Friday and although she continues to breathe, her time on earth appears to be coming to an end. 

Singing robustly in a group of 30 women one day, on life support the next.

Her name is Bunny. She is one of those friendly people, with such a sweet face. She makes newcomers feel at ease with her broad welcoming smile. 

Many members of Windsong have been keeping vigil at Bunny’s bedside, praying and singing. Singing and praying. The line between the two gets blurred. Singing and praying, seemingly one in the same for this group. There have been many e-mail updates, and many messages of love and shared prayers flying back and forth between chorus members. Jen Telischak, one of our powerhouse singers, wrote a beautiful tribute to Bunny which you can read here. It tells you a lot about Bunny, and a lot about our chorus.

It appears Bunny has decided. It also appears one of her final encores is to bring the members of Windsong closer together, in a big way. 

May all who love her be comforted.

May we remember her beautiful smile, and pay it forward.

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5 Responses to Bunny

  1. Carrie Link says:

    Singing and praying, the line blurred between the two. Yes.


  2. Kim says:

    I’m so sorry to read this. She sounds like an amazing person. Thinking of you, her family, and the members of Windsong.

  3. Jerri says:

    “May all who love her be comforted.”

    Let it be so.

  4. K Fuller Yuba City says:

    We should all hope that a few people will write such words about us at our end. I actually felt love for this person I have no face for. I think I might even try harder to make people feel loved as it seems she did. Thanks for sharing her.

  5. Michelle O'Neil says:

    I just got word via e-mail. Bunny died early this morning. Thank you for your beautiful comments.

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