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.