To my sister with love on her birthday:
We called you thumper when you were in the womb.
When you were 3, Bambi made you cry, even though you’d see in a hundred times
Your baby book is laced with my handwriting.
I had prayed for a 3rd sister.
You used to kick me when I’d try to brush your hair. I know, you’re sorry for that.
I let you taste your first sip of beer. I know, you know, I’m sorry for that.
It took a pregnant woman’s tears to get you off that mountain. It’s good that you went, but you didn’t belong there.
As hard as you tried, you could never have been one of them. Your heart was not that hard.
The anointing on you was too strong. God wouldn’t let you go.
Your then boyfriend barely said “hello.”
Your now husband prays over our home.
You shed light on me when I was in my darkest of places.
I’m only one of many who can say that.
We’ve cried until we laughed and laughed until we’ve cried.
We work together, teach together,
play together and pray together.
I teach you things as I learn from you.
You’ve got stars in your eyes.
We’ve got love in our lives.
You’ve captured the colors of the sunset.
We’ll see them all once we’ve seen the Morning Star.
We have Jesus. We are alive. We’ll be together forever.
And that, my sissy, that fills me with joy.
I love you,
Love, Big Sissy Belle
Old Double Talk Quote: something like: “Wasn’t it Einstein who invented the light bulb? or am I thinking of Benjamin Franklin?” – Starz back in school, [Insert Belle laughing] “Edison” – History wasn’t our favorite subject or maybe a slip of the tongue
(Einstein was genius, we always think of him with light bulb overhead, Franklin had the key/kite “discovered” electricity).
Bible Verse: Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26
Word that has Lost its meaning: death
Relatable Lyrics: “Shooting Star” – Owl City http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ROX1ajxRQY “Let your colors burn, and brightly burst,
Into a million sparks, but all dispersed and illuminate a world,
That’ll try to bring you down, but not this time”