Fireman's Wife's Prayer

The table’s set, the meal’s prepared, our guests will soon arrive.

My husband once more disappears with a hope of keeping a child alive.

While waiting at home alone, our plans having gone awry,

My first impulse is merely to sit right down and cry.

But soon again I realize the importance of my life,

When I agreed to take on the duties of being a fireman’s wife.

While there are many drawbacks, I’ll take them in my stride,

Knowing “My daddy saved a life” our children can say with pride.

The gusting winds and raging flames may be his final fate.

But with God’s help I can remain my fireman’s faithful mate.

-Unknown