As the golden years become a reality
I find my body's frailty
Preventing me doing what I like.
Remembering days of long ago...
Not so much the days but moments
That come to mind...
Back there I wish to go.

Moments that brought joy and delight
Of love beginning beautiful and bright
Filling my heart and soul
Wondering if this be the one
Who will fill my life
As husband and wife
And smile that it is so
As I relive that precious moment once more.

Of exciting moments felt
And exhilaration of achieving success
Once more the moment I recall
Smiling at the wonder of it all
And the feeling of knowing
The effort was worthwhile.
Through times of doubt pressing on
And see everything working out.

Moments that still bring pain
Because of the hurt that will ever remain
Of aches that gripped my heart with fear
When death seemed near
But the dark angel went on his way
Leaving me to live yet another day.

Moments of utter despair
That seemed to linger in the air
As I dealt with trouble that seemed to overwhelm
With seemingly no end in sight
But an onslaught of pain so intense
I submitted to the pain
Much to my lingering shame.

Moments remembered of joy however brief
So incredibly sweet
That still take my breath away...
Finding true love
Communing heart and soul with my spouse
Witnessing the birth of my child
Achieving dreams once unrealized
Tasting love divine
Knowing the Lord is mine.

As life winds to an end
Special moments sweep over me
Of what an incredible life this has been
And I praise God for the journey
He laid out for me
Knowing there is more to come
As I live and then wing my way to eternity
And God welcomes me to my heavenly home.

ŠJane Ward Smith
November 11, 2007

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