My mate is slowing down, yes, I’m afraid the end is near-
However, I’ve asked our Lord to help me live in faith, not fear.
If I could trade him places I would do it in a minute-
It’s hard to watch him suffer because he has been in this struggle to win it.
I do not want to let go of this man with whom I’ve shared my life-
But that is not my choice to make, no, not even as his wife.
Our Lord has made His decision to take him home at last-
I could not wish him to suffer more – but I still don’t want him in my past.
Kisses & hugs I shall continue to give him as long as I can-
And I shall honor our Lords wishes & go along with His plan.
Please, Lord just keep me strong & make me brave-I’m having trouble there-
I feel that all these happenings are more than I can bare.
My tears are overflowing, I don’t seem to be able to control this feeling-
Please strengthen my faith, have mercy on us-yes, we both are reeling.
I thank you Lord for our 56 years of love & laughter & tears-
Please bless my mate & take him to spend with you many glorious years.