years Bobbie Jo used to teach chorus to the entire 1st thru 6th
grade.As those years went by she
watched first hand as the kids grew up & went off to their futures.When she made the announcement that she would
be sailing off on with her family for many years & not returning to teach,
the kids were so moved that each one of these kids 1st thru 6th
grade created a poster sized ‘farewell card’ with plastic laminate like they do
& presented it to her at a farewell gathering at the school.
Bobbie Jo was
so moved by this incredible bond of appreciation that she wrote this song.She wrote the last verse while we were
sailing on one of our first over night passages down the Mexican coast.Far out to sea at night brings a whole new world
into view.The phosphorescent water
glowed with amazing brilliance in the darkness of our night watches, there
alone with our thoughts one can really reflect on the dear souls we have
touched & now have moved on towards new adventures.
WHEN I THINK
When I think on you I’ll send you love
across the sea.
When I think on you I’ll hear your voices
When I think on you I’ll see your faces
in the sand.
When I think on you sendin’ you
love across the land.
When I think on you, oh I will not
I will not be blue darlin’ when I think on you
when I think on you.
When I see the stars shinin’ all in that
same big sky.
I will send a song, yeah I’ll send it
Far across the waves and you’ll hear it
in your heart.