They were in the front row in wheelchairs,
But they seemed so far away.
She placed her hand on his knee,
But he pushed it off that day.
She softly cried, and another sight I did see.
It was only yesterday,
A beautiful couple with stars in their eyes.
They vowed they’d love in sickness and in health.
Their children grew and joy was their wealth.
But it was all gone too soon…
Senility and dementia had laid their claim,
Any breath could be their last.
They loved each other just the same,
But life had flown by all too fast.
It was all gone too soon…
Lay up your treasures in paradise,
This life is but a dressing room for eternity.
Build a relationship with Christ,
With whom there is hope beyond this life.
Because all else will be gone too soon.
© 2011 Bethany Carson
“Live so that when the final summons come you will leave something more behind you
than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.” --Billy Sunday