After years of illness,
Though always my friend,
You had also become my caretaker.
Now, I can care for you.
I can help you relate to others.
I can bring sparkle and excitement
To your life.
At last I can again assume
Care for our home.
No longer do you need to wash dishes,
Buy our food, and run our errands.
I sense your relief as the heavy load
you have carried for many years
at last slides from your shoulders.
My beloved husband,
Now, at last,
I can also care for you.