The table's set,
The meal's prepared,
Our guests will soon arrive.
My husband once more disappears
with a hope of keeping a child alive
While waiting at home again alone,
Our plans having gone away
My first impulse is merely to sit down and cry.
But soon again I realize
the importance of my life
When I agreed to take on the duties
of being a fireman's wife
While there are many drawbacks,
I'll take them in my stride
The gushing winds and raging flames
may be his final fate,
But with god's help I can remain
my fireman's faithful mate.