The waves were calm that morning as he awoke from his slumber. His wife was looking frailer than she had the day before. His aged eyes were sadden to discover her shivering from the illness that was spreading through her body at a faster rate than they had anticipated. He leaned other drawing the blanket over her frame and wrapping his arms around her, holding her close. His lips pressed down on her neck, giving her more warmth & his love. “I’m not leaving your side.” He told her, trying to smile even as the tears slid down his cheeks.