It starts with disbelief & then tears galore-

You thought these years would bring much more.

Dreams are dashed & put on hold-

You must now be strong & oh so bold!

As your spouse slowly disappears before your eyes-

Your heart cries out with urgent sighs!

Help me through this time of our life-

Give me strength Lord through all this strife.

Don’t let me stray – I must stay kind-

Don’t let the devil mess with my mind.

Reign me in so I follow your book-

Let your example shine through my every look.

Yes, the journey is long & inescapable for my mate-

Only with your help to guide us will we survive our fate.

May I look back & say I did my best-

When the Lord calls me home & I get my rest.