RUTH MARY WELBAUM
Mom had been weakened by another bout of pneumonia. Thursday morning her caregivers put her to bed after breakfast; when they checked on her two hours later, she was laying on the floor. We don’t know what happened, but she had a broken leg. She deteriorated rapidly after that and she left us Sunday, April 12 at about 3:30 pm.
It was time.
I am being chased, in a relentless way.
There is no escape, despite what I say.
I have no hidden place, no refuge to retreat.
I cannot plan an exit, I fear I must be beat.
Its easy to be bitter, but I must not take the bait.
To be honest with you, my life’s been simply great.
Though my nemesis approaches, I have no cause to hide.
I’ve done my best as I’ve seen fit, I view my life with pride.
So let the future come what may.
I’ll just face it day by day.
My fate comes, it must be so.
As I battle Time, my greatest foe.