Well, closing out the first month of 2018, and all has been busy so far, My Twitter Followers have increased to over 12K now, so not bad for a little over 2 years. I must say it takes time and effort to get Followers and all, but you meet so many wonderful people all over the world along the way.
Some you meet with kindness and respect, and like anything now and then you come across those who aren’t that way, but that’s okay. That’s what makes us all different, and I try to give everyone a chance to become a follower and a friend. I enjoy connecting with people who have a story to tell, who enjoy music and the likes. I think back of when I started this Twitter journey to now and am amazed at all the things that have opened my eyes, touched my heart, and at times made me feel sadness. All the emotions that one goes through on a daily basis can happen when communicating all over the world. But there is always a ray of sunshine too, in those who have a kind word to say, who give you a moment of their time to stop by just to say hello, can really brighten up one’s day. So, for this I thank you.
You may wonder what things can bring on a feeling of sadness, so I write this a short story of someone whom I met here on Twitter about a year ago. His name was Anthony Davis, he started following me and always enjoyed my music, so would ask questions about what the story behind the songs were, or how I came to write a certain song. Then one day I saw how he enjoyed my music so much, so I decided to put together a Cd of all the songs I had written and sent him one. He was so grateful and thankful. I knew I had a true fan of my work, my songwriting.
As time went on all was fun to chat once and awhile about music, and everyday life. I don’t know why but sometimes I sense things, and about a week before he passed away a thought crossed my mind. What if someone was your friend on Twitter and something should happen to them will you ever know? Or would their account just disappear and you’d never know what happened to them. To this day, I feel it was a premonition. I was telling Anthony one day about someone almost hitting me in a parking lot near a retail business, but felt that I was protected by an Angel, I felt something hold me and grab me pulling me back, to this day, I don’t know how that car that drove past so fast didn’t hit me? I even saw the fear in the eyes of the driver in his rearview mirror, he just didn’t see me.
Anthony made a comment that he was thankful that nothing happened and joked, “I can be your Mississippi Angel.” That was on May 4, 2017. The day before that, he tagged me in a song “Only God Knows Why” by Kidd Rock. Now looking back, what do you see? I see signs, this song’s title, “Only God Knows Why.” And the last conversation “I can be your Mississippi Angel.” The last contact was on that May 4, 2017. Was it preparing me for what news I was about to receive…
There was no contact for the next 3 days, I thought maybe he was taking a break from Twitter or something, then on the 4th day which was May 8th there was a post from one of Anthony’s son’s, letting all his Twitter followers know that their father Anthony Davis had passed away. I was shocked, how could this be? I had only known him for 3 short months as a friend and now he’s gone. But this is a perfect example of God brings people into our lives for a reason, and sometimes they stay and sometimes they are called away, and can only be in our lives for a short while.
I do not understand why, but I am thankful for that short friendship, and all the kind words that Anthony spoke to me as a friend and fan of my music. As I look back I can say there truly is a “Mississippi Angel” above looking down, and the only answer I can come up with for someone to leave this world the way Anthony did and at such a young age is, “Only God Knows Why.”
So, in closing I need to say, “Cherish your friendships on Twitter, and in your everyday life, you never know how long that friendship will last. Learn to respect and love people for who they truly are, and all that love and respect will come back to you.” Always be humble and kind to whomever you come into contact with because in reality you never truly know what they are going through in their lives.
Hope you all have had a wonderful January, and I hope you’ve enjoyed my story of a Twitter friend who is gone, but never forgotten, my “Mississippi Angel Friend…”
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.
Sending Happiness Always, Sheri Lynn