I received this the other day & thought I would share; for anyone who is struggling with making the unselfish decision we pray we never have to make.
IF IT SHOULD BE
If it should be I grow frail and weak
And pain prevents my peaceful sleep
Then you must do what must be done
When this last battle can't be won.
You will be sad, I understand
Selfishness might stay your hand
But on this day, more than the rest
Your love and friendship take the test.
We've had so many happy years
That what's to come can hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer. So,
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend
Only stay with me until the end
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know, in time, you too will see
It is a kindess that you do for me
Although my tail it's last has waved
From pain and suffering, I've been saved.
Do not grieve it should be you
Who must decide this thing we do
We've been so close, we two, these years.....
Don't hear your heart hold any tears.