• Melanie Boutiette

Say Goodbye


In memory of Cindi Hall Woodiel


















I did not get to

Say goodbye,


I was not ready

For you to die.


But you had fought

The cancer for so long,


And in your weariness

God was calling you Home.


You were laughter and joy

To all those you touched,


My beautiful friend

I loved you so much.


I did not get to

Say goodbye,


I was not ready

For you to die.


We constantly prayed

For a miracle for you,


But sometimes healing

Is only in Heaven it's true.


Like a sister

And a best friend,


God took you to Heaven

So your suffering would end.


I did not get to

Say goodbye,


I was not ready

For you to die.


You’re dancing and decorating

All over Heaven now,


And my heart finds peace

In that somehow.


You're filled with

Laughter, joy, and life,


Your battle has ended

There’s no more strife.


I did not get to

Say goodbye,


I was not ready

For you to die.


But I trust the Father

Knew what was best,


And in His providence

I can find rest.


For one day

I will see you again,


But until I enter Heaven

I will miss you my friend.


For now I

Say goodbye,


Until I

Say hello.



(By: Melanie Boutiette. Dedicated to my beautiful friend, Cindi Hall Woodiel on 3/24/2021. Her battle with a rare blood cancer has ended.)