Waiting in the Wings
Hats off to those who wait in the wings,
While their loved one goes through cancer.
They are there day after day,
Wishing they did have an answer...
To help, to assist, to calm the fears
Of the one they love so much.
But there is nothing that they can do
So they just show up a bunch.
To just be there, to hold their hand,
To listen to them chatter.
Anything to divert their mind
Just what - it does not matter.
It's a difficult time for all
And there is nothing you can do.
But you must show up and be present,
For that's what gets them through.
To see your loved one filled with fear
And physically so beat up.
Tears you apart on the inside - but -
It's important that you - show up!
© Sue McCollum
From Sue's book:
Moving On...before and after cancer