It breaks my heart to see you like this
In pain, so much pain ---
How I wish I could make it go away!
Feeling useless each time the pain overcomes,
Take it all, what little comfort I could give you!
Let me gently wipe your brow, your nose, your lips
Refresh you with cool drinks and wrap you in soft blankets.
Cajole you to take one more bite, one more sip ...
I hide my tears of helplessness from you
Is there naught I can do to make you feel better?
I run at the first beckon of your bell,
Let me be your hands, your feet, your strength.
Please silence your constant apologies and repeated thanks.
All I do is because of love for you,
For you are a lady of so much loveliness and grace!
Thank you for the many times your life’s path crossed with ours,
Even across the miles we felt you near us always
Your visits and thoughtfulness are forever etched in our hearts.
We hold dear your guidance and care in our times of joy and sorrow
You enriched us in your love a million times over!
As the time draws near, I treasure our final times together
Stolen moments of joy, your smiles, your kindness and love.
For now, I hold your hand and kiss your brow near journey’s end.
Be brave, good & faithful servant
For He our Lord, will hold you in His arms and take you Home, at journey’s end!