Through the smudgy window in the ‘old wing’ down the corridor
We paused to view the next door office block.
Hospital gown, I.V. stand, grey and overcast outside
I thought, the time is right, and asked to tie the knot.
And the answer and the smile was immediate and sure
And a hug and kiss filled the place with light.
And the trolley seemed to float as we glided back along the ward
Both determined in the coming fight.
And we’d like our friends to gather and celebrate the day
Celebrate our times throughout the years.
For the memories are great and the experiences are full
And the time seems somehow right – after thirty four years!
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This beautiful poem arrived in my email box the other day, it was the invitation to the wedding
to be held on the 17th of December. I will be there, but in the kitchen along with 12 other ladies who dropped everything cancelled prior arrangements so that we could do this for a man who has at one time or other helped every pet owning member of this community. The man, who laid my beautiful Maggie to rest and made sure she was buried with dignity in our garden, who convinced us to let our forever Winnie be given a few more days when she was only two months old and suffering post parvo abscesses (she's now sixteen!)
Two weeks ago the diagnosis was made, inoperable pancreatic cancer but Col's faith and his belief in prayer are surely working in his favour. The community here are working and running on pure emotion as we prepare for this wonderful day. We polish and shine his home so it is ready when he comes home. We plan the wedding lunch and have no idea if we are catering for 50 or 500 guests (!!!) when two people who lived in different places, but managed an everlasting relationship for 34 years are going to be joined in holy matrimony it is a wonderful thing but when it is this couple the emotion runs high!
If I have touched you,
in that place where your emotions reside
I would ask that you send up a fervent prayer for Col that the chemo works and that he and Cheryle will have a long and beautiful marriage.
give your partner a hug tonight
I will link this to Jenny Matlock here