These are the hands of the boy.
The boy I married.
These are the hands of the man.
The man I am still married to
love with all of my heart.
They have been busy hands .
They have been hard-working hands.
These hands have provided for us so faithfully and so willingly.
These hands tell of the 49 years of service
that has been given so freely.
These hands have been used by God.
These hands hold mine.
They have been the hands
to comfort me
to love me
to hold mine in prayer.
They have been the hands to hold our babies.
have changed their diapers,
taught them to throw a football
and to pray.
They have been the *do it* behind the *think it*.
They have built houses,
I love these hands.
I love this man.