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.