By Robert J. S. T. McCartney
Nothing is perfect in this life,
There’s no one, other than you, that could be my wife.
We’ve been through so much;
The good and the bad, thick and thin;
Just trying to survive the day as such,
I’ll take any chance with you as a win.
I told you way back when,
“I love you,” remember back then?
Before we were even a thought,
I waited, and waited, time never bought.
Here we are many years later,
Getting older and grayer.
Even though times may get trying,
There is no use in hiding;
The life that exists and lives within;
Babe, it’s because of you that from then and herein;
I am for you, by you, and with you every step of the way.
And though we may at times struggle to make it through,
I’ll do anything I humanly can do;
To show you that I love you,
Especially, when we both said, “I do.”
And though the darkness may at times wash over me,
I look to heaven for your light to guide me.
I reach out for your hand,
Together, we’ll traverse the misshapen land.
In my head, it’s a crowded and loud mess,
I tell you this because I’d share with you nothing less.
I hope that when I go;
Before you, so you know;
I’ll be there waiting, smiling,
“I told you, I loved you so.”