by Cheryl Merrick
Filled with anxious concerns
each day I queried,
"Have you read the scriptures?
"Did you pray today?"
My husband's terse, annoyed reply of, "No",
Escalated my fears.
"Would we be a forever family?"
My attempts at subtle encouragement
I anguished over my husbands "failings".
Sure that our children would be corrupted
by their father's deficient example,