Life Gets In The Way (second edit)

(before you start… note, the photo is of my wife and me…neither of us is in this poem)

We made plans in college
We’d graduate, then teach
But, a phone call from the doctor
put those plans out of reach

I remember sitting quietly
As I heard the old man say
“You’re going to have a baby”
I guess Life Gets In The Way

Life Gets in The Way my dear
Life Gets in The Way
We’ll put our plans on hold my dear
Until another day
Don’t worry, things will all work out
No matter what folks say
We just have to face the fact my dear
That Life Gets In The Way

You quit to raise our children
We had two, one on the way
It’s funny just what happens
When Life Gets in The Way

I remember that fall morning
The news the doctor had to say
It still hurts me to remember
When Life Gets In The Way

Life Gets in The Way my dear
Life Gets in The Way
We’ll put our plans on hold my dear
Until another day
Don’t worry, things will all work out
No matter what folks say
We just have to face the fact my dear
That Life Gets In The Way

Time has passed, there’s grandkids now
Like you, they love the beach
Kelsey, Michael’s  youngest
Wants to grow up and to teach

I wish that you could see them
As they run around and play
But, Cancer took you from me
Because Life Got in The Way

I think of you, your smile
And how you’d look at me and say
We will once more be together
Unless…Life Gets In The Way

Life Gets in The Way my dear
Life Gets in The Way
We’ll put our plans on hold my dear
Until another day
Don’t worry, things will all work out
No matter what folks say
We just have to face the fact my dear
That Life Gets In The Way

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