Saturday, March 05, 2005

This is what family is.

Krista thank you for your poem. I love you. I love all of my sisters with an eternal supply of love. I have parents that love me more than life. For this bond, relationship, love...I can not be thankful enough to God. I have been blessed beyond measure and am indebted to Him forever. I don't know what I did to be so very lucky.

Here is a Poem by my sister Krista entitled "For My Brother"


I know these poems
I wrote them too once
You feel so low
It’s a way to let go
You hurt, you’re confused
At that very moment there is nothing to lose
I look back now at what made me so sad
And I think to myself, “I remember that hurting so bad”
But now the pain is gone
Life has moved on
You know it always does.

But when I read your stories
It instigates all my worries
The tears start flowing
And my heart starts mourning
I sit here wanting you hold you
To cry with you, or for you
To do anything to help you
I sit here wanting to let you know
That I DO know the worth of your soul
My brother, the one who has loved me so much
My friend, the one I want to meet up with for lunch
An example of someone not afraid to feel
A person who has enough courage to heal
A son of whom my Dad can be proud
A student of life, not one of the crowd
A confidant, a lover, an ally, a friend
Someone who will just let me cry till my worries end,
Dedicated, trustworthy, and honorable
Can’t you see that you’ve got it all?

So when you are there feeling so low
Remember there is a little girl who loves you so
And even though I am not able to be there
Please kneel down and say a prayer
And right then I hope you will feel me say
“I’m loving you from just a little ways away”
I won’t hurt you or abandon your heart
For that I am much too smart
Because I know your love
And I hold you above
I know I am me because there was you
I know that because of you I will always be true
And you are always part of me
Because you were part of what I grew up wanting to be

Bubby, I hope you know
That so many girls will come and go
But someday the right one will come around and stay
And she will be a challenge and a beauty in your life every day
And she will see you the same way I do
She will be part of you too
And she will come, don’t you doubt
And then you will realize what all this time in between was about

But in the meantime you have 5 girls
Who all want to be a part of your world
Women who know you for what you are
Women who care about things like the name of your car
And we are here
To bring you great cheer
So in your times of pity and self-doubt
Please understand that I know what those times are about
And if you feel alone
You can call me, I will be home
And when you pray please hear me say
“I’m loving you from just a little ways away.”

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