Think: "You think you can, You think you can, You think you can" & one day say: "You thought you could, You said you could, You knew you could" & thus, at least: you thought you did.

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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 grieved.

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.


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starla taking pictureBrooks and StarlaDrSeuss Starla Starla and Jeff

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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  “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”

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Comments on: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Starla, How I Wonder at All You Are" (9)

  1. Now I know I’m no Einstein, but I knew Einstein didn’t invent that! Frankly, you’re misquoting me! Haha. Shockingly enough, I did get confused with Ben Franklin!
    Thank you for all of your kind, loving, caring words!! I’m so grateful to have a big sissy like you!!! I thank Jesus everyday for continually pulling us toward himself & conforming us into his image! & that he made a way for us to live together forever!! I love you soo much & love spending time with you, combining & collaborating our creativity, & playing with all of your little people! You are so awesome, such a gift from God, and a blessing to my heart always! There is definitely no other Belle!! (even though there are many mini’s) You will always be an inspiration & hero to me!! ❤ Starz

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  2. Grandma said:

    “Starla Bethany” – Like the “Star of Bethlehem” proclaimed the first coming of Messiah, she will proclaim the second.


  3. Tears are streaming down my face. You both mean more to me than words can say, and everything written here about Starla is so true! ❤ (except about the quote-I have no idea what went down with that haha) I am so blessed to know Star & be in her life..and be her sister!!! She is so special and wonderful; truly one of the few most magnificent individuals in history-thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus 🙂 I am so eternally thankful; grateful; joyful Belle and Star, that the three of us will spend eternity together!! Praise Jesus!!!

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    • Yes, she an icon for sure, if not here on earth (outside our family), when we get to heaven I bet she’ll be a historical figure!

      We are 3 SuperSisters! We’re blessed!


  4. A beautiful piece of writing (as always) and what photos!!! Love them all – you two are absoutely amazing sisters!!!! I hope my daughters will have such a loving bond like the one you share.

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    • Thank You. I hope so too! In this life I’ve had friends come and go but my sisters have been the steady, constant, real friends that I know will have my back and be by my side until I’m old and gray!

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