I’ve heard it called “A Long Journey” & much to my surprise-
It has become a marathon- it needs to be revised!
It starts very slowly, no, no one noticed us on our way-
All in denial, no attention to us did anyone pay.
Denying his absentmindedness just part of the aging game-
His slowness of stride, but his excuses were lame.
We stumbled a bit & for this the blame I take-
Then his golf buddies suggested a check up he should make.
We rounded the first turn & a diagnosis was made-
Looking ahead- his memory would continue to fade.
It was evident that a clock he could not make-
And in the test – not a memory could he fake!
From then on it was very clear to see-
That life would change course – for Gary & me.
As we continued our run it has become very clear-
Sometimes life changes a lot for those we hold dear.
Each year there is a little less Gary & a little more me-
As time marches on his perception of life’s road is less free.
Our sprint has become more like steps that are small-
Yes, we have several times hit the “runners wall”
When we are discouraged & slowing down fast-
We hold onto our Lord, He sustains us with a blast!
He enables us to experience the “Runners high” in our souls-
In more ways than one He helps us reach our goals.
We started this race in 2004 –
Only our Lord Knows our final score!