Stella, you are my sister and my friend, a woman so strong.
You’re friendly, funny and with soul, you sing a song.
A beautiful woman, great mom and loving grandmother;
for my sister, I wouldn’t want any other.
I feel I have been so blessed
with a sister who is the best.
I can tell you my secrets, no matter how absurd.
You never judge me; you just giggle and say “awkward”.
You were there with me when I had my first child.
You helped me stay calm and keep my temper mild.
I remember you said, “When you push, it won’t hurt.”
After my first push, “You damn liar, it still hurts,” I did blurt.
I can’t help but smile and laugh at so many memories we share.
I know deep in my heart, when we’re both old with grey hair,
we’ll still be laughing and finding humor in each day,
even if it’s just making fun of girls who obsess over our brother Ray.
God has given you a special gift of creating beauty out of blank canvas.
With each paint brush stroke, you bring to life a picture that’s first class.
Sister, I’m so proud of all you do
and the bright future in store for you.
You’ve been fighting such a tough battle; you keep the faith and never quit.
There’s no doubt that you will beat breast cancer and conquer it.
You’re strong, so courageous and I look up to you; you inspire me.
I want to touch people’s hearts and souls as you have touched many.
If I can touch the heart of just one person, maybe two,
I will feel my life wasn’t wasted; I want to be a blessing like you.
My sister, my best friend, you’re always there to encourage me.
You make me want to be a better woman and be all I can be:
Super mom, successful career woman and poet extraordinaire.
Your faith in my abilities, the way you show you care,
helps me believe that I can do anything and I can do it all;
no matter how big my dreams are or how small.
Thank you for your unconditional love.
You are truly a blessing from heaven above.
Love you today and always.
For you I give God all the praise!