Greetings from Iowa,
As the death of my husband tears our family apart, the grief I feel from his loss is intensified even more. He never would've wanted this.
Here is a poem for this occasion -
I Gave My All
I gave my all from the day we met,
we had this connection & we used it quite often,
It became you , me & God against the world.
I gave my all when you went to Cali,
I made sure your home & dog were taken care of,
I worked hard to be the woman you needed.
I gave my all at our wedding,
To be the bride you desired & proud of,
We began our simple lives that beautiful day.
I gave my all when you were gone trucking,
To take care of us & support us,
I worried for you safety daily.
I gave my all during the moves,
I didn't understand why we moved to where we did,
But I did my best to make it a home.
I gave my all when you decided to take a break from our marriage,
I kept the home & prayed to God,
You came home to a wife who still loved you.
I gave my all when the awful diagnosis came,
We decided together on a course of treatment,
Natural way yes, Chemo no.
I gave my all during your treatment,
During the sleepless nights & sleep walking,
And patience when you got upset with yourself.
I gave my all when we were told your journey was done,
I stayed by your side & cried daily for you.
How will I live without you?
I gave my all as you started your final days,
the sponge baths, making arrangements,
Tears are a form of I love you.
I gave my all when I saw you slipping away,
No, this can't be true.
God I beg you, take me, not him!
I gave my all as I saw you laying there.
Straightening your flower, fixing your hair.
You are ready for a wedding in the kingdom.
I gave my all as my heart breaks daily,
I loved you then, I love you still,
Always & forever.
I gave my all to you.
Until next time,