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Topic: ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER (02/28/19)
TITLE: The Very Thought
By Verna Cole Mitchell
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He lay very still on the narrow hospital bed,
The slight in-and-out movement of his chest
The only evidence of life I could see,
And a nurse’s soft footsteps coming into the room
The only sound I heard.
The very thought that he might slip away,
Leaving me and our life together,
Filled me with ever deepening despair.
That I could love him even more
Were he to go to heaven now
Had not occurred to me before.
I pushed back the errant lock of hair,
Resting on his forehead,
And stroked his hands atop the cover,
Those same hands that had held me
In love and protection and comfort.
My mind returned to our first date,
And the love that had blossomed quickly,
To the hot August night of our marriage,
And our happiness as our family grew
To add a son and daughter,
And later their own families.
The good times and the hard times
We’d shared through our married life
Had brought us ever closer to God
And to each other.
And as I sat with head bowed,
I prayed for my husband’s healing.
God, in His mercy and kindness,
Heard my prayer, along with those
Of our children and our friends.
My heart is filled with praise,
And I rejoice In my beloved’s recovery.
I am thankful to be spared for now
A different testing of the old adage,
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
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