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Moments

There are moments in life 
You will never forget
A certain instant in time
Some really hard news hits

I came home from work
About to leave on a trip
My mom stopped me and said
Your father is sick

It's simple though, right?
Nothing crazy, no big deal
He can take some medication
He'll be fine...he can heal

But that wasn't the case
No, not quite that easy
What my mother said next
Made my stomach all queasy

I heard the word we all hate
It's cancer, she said
My heart sank so heavy
Questions flooded my head

Not my dad! No!
Don't let it be true
How long do we have?
Mom! What will we do?!

There were tests and scans
There was chemo and drugs
We grew a little stronger
And gave longer hugs

That was four years ago
And he's still by our side
I thank God for each moment
For each day he provides

Life changed forever
That Thursday afternoon
Sometimes fear grips my heart
That I'll lose him too soon

But each day that we have
I'm so grateful he's here
To share in life's moments
Of laughter and tears

So pull your family close
Take the time to dance
Cause one day too soon
You might miss your chance

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  1. Date: 4/11/2015 5:17:00 PM

    Hi Bethany so sad to hear about your dad, my friend. A very nice poem you have written here, my friend....peter

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