Do I want to tell you that I'm sad today?
Am I hurting in every way?
Has this new shock been a surprise?
Do the tears flow from my eyes?
Am I afraid of a new tomorrow
May it bring even more sorrow?
Please God, hear my prayers
The prayers are not just for myself, you see
They're for all who are in pain
Just like Milt (and me).
Next week I will travel to visit Milt. He is in the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in North Carolina, where he's receiving dialysis treatments. He's still trying to keep us all
happy with his clever original jokes, which my kids call "Milt's one-liners." Tomorrow he will be transferred to a regular hospital room and we hope he'll be discharged from the hospital by the time I get there.
Please God, hear my prayers.