This is a brief tribute to my dear friend and voice of What Matters Most Melissa Hart who recently passed away after a challenging yet inspired struggle with cancer. I met her through a mutual friend in Maui, and we never looked back. Sweet Melissa was a great force for good and a bright light in the world. She touched my journey in so many positive ways. Her fingerprints are on my evolving spiritual journey. We talked at times for hours about everything. She was so real, so authentic and relentlessly supportive.
The last time I saw her was on a visit to Nashville. We had lunch with the bright star in her sky, her little red headed daughter Ruby. Oh my, what a treat. She was so happy and at peace. Her marriage to soul mate Chris was thriving. The woman who once thrived at the highest level of the hyper-competitive radio business, was now a super satisfied country girl living out in the sticks. We always laughed about this and she would pause and playfully say, “Pauly, what happened to me?”
Love is what happened, and love is what will remain.
I will miss you my dear friend even though I feel you so strongly as I write this.
Please take a listen and send her some love. Send her family some love too, I cannot imagine how much they miss her.
My name is Terry Bailey, and I am Melissa’s aunt. Thank you for such a touching tribute to Melissa. We are so fortunate to have her voice and videos to look and listen to. Any time she would go to town or run errends, she would call me just to check on me and to tell me she loved me. Even though I didn’t see her often, I miss her everyday!
Paul, Thank you for these loving words. She told me about meeting you in Maui and loved getting to know you. She will always be in our thoughts and hearts but missed every day. I’m her mother and my heart hurts but I know she is still close in spirit.
Shelby, I am so sorry about Melissa. My heart aches for your loss. She certainly was a beautiful person. Prayers for you all. Love, Sheila
I am a friend of Melissa’s and I remember her telling me about you. Thank you for this beautiful tribute. I miss her so much. My heart hurts for all of us who lost a friend, but so much so for Chris and the kids. I texted her recently after the three of us had breakfast to tell her that I loved how he looked at her. They truly were the loves of each other’s lives. I miss her every day.
I was melissa’s Neighbor at the time when she met Chris! I remember her talking about his goatee and how giddy she was about him. I loved this tribute so much! She will be missed and she helped me so much! Thanks for sharing!
I can’t even find the words. She was an intense light, presence and mind. She was funny and was crazy in love with her family. Sensitive and aware. I guess God was missing her too much. I pray for the kids, but mostly for her husband. When you were with them together, you knew you were in the presence of love, I will see you again, my dear new friend. Sending my love up there.