When troubles came, as troubles will,
you always were my strength.
To protect me and our family,
you would go to any length.
With our new-born son in danger,
traumatized from violent birth,
you encouraged me to hope and pray,
reminding me of your worth.
We struggled with finances,
as all young couples do,
but we worked together, tirelessly
and together we pulled through.
The true test came...an accident
that left me in a mess,
but darling, you were brilliant
and have never been anything less.
When God put you on my pathway
He did a wonderful thing.
Your love has been my saving grace,
for you are my everything.
Struggle may have followed struggle,
but together we made the grade.
I will love you 'til forever
and our union in heaven was made.
As I age, whate'er befalls me,
I have at least known love like this
and, in the time we were permitted,
you gave me years of joy and bliss.
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