The Lord blessed me the best way he knew how.
When he gave me the husband I have now.
A gentle man, understanding and fair.
I would be lost if he were not there.
Through good times and bad
He was all the strength I had.
He saw me through all the trials and grief.
His broad shoulder was my relief.
If I should go before he does,
I will work for just one cause.
To be waiting for him to cross that shore,
and we will be together for evermore.
And if he should go ahead,
he will be waiting for me instead.
With open arms and that great smile.
To see me through that last long mile.
~© Avis Fishel Perry~