The joyous wedding Marital bliss Longed for as a child, it became yours. Life looking good Except the womb lay empty And until your husband snatched away. Seven years of almost perfect Enough memories to tear at your heart As now you slept alone. And who would want a barren woman as a wife? So what to do? And how to live? A decision. A step made in the direction of the temple. A life dedicated to quiet service To cleaning and candle lighting To prayer and worship A friend of God And not abandoning hope. Seventy seven long years Living in God’s presence Sleeping in His temple Knowing Him Speaking his words. Childless you remained Until a suddenly when The Child was here and Placed in your arms. As you had entrusted your life, your self to Him So He came to You and placed himself in Your arms. A glorious eternal moment When God lay in your arms and looked you in the eyes. The arms that had been empty Now full. Love was yours. Forever.