‘So God made a sister’

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“He knew you would need someone to run barefoot through fields with and make mud pies with. Someone to run around the sprinklers with in the hot summer sun. Someone to make snow forts with in the winter…

So God made a sister.

He knew you needed someone to be silly with. Someone who could always make you belly laugh, but also cry…

So God made a sister.

He knew you needed to stretch your heart and grow compassion. To share, learn how to make peace, and to compromise…

So God made a sister.

He knew you needed someone to fight hard with and learn to forgive even harder. He knew iron sharpens iron and how to make you stronger…

So God made a sister.

He knew you needed another set of eyes to bear witness to all the glorious magic and madness of your childhood. Someone who could feel the ache of memories long past and smile with knowing eyes when you talk about the good ole’ days…

So God made a sister.

He knew you needed something greater than a best friend. Something with ties that bound you to each other for life…

So God made a sister.

He knew you needed a ready ear who was always willing to listen. Someone who could tell you the truth even when you didn’t want to hear it, but who always saw the best in you…

So God made a sister.

He knew you needed a mirror that reflected back your life. Someone who could recall all your stories and hold all your secrets…

So God made a sister.

He knew you would need someone to always watch over you and be your strongest defender. Someone who would be your biggest fan…

So God made a sister.

He knew that you would need a friend for life who would stick around in the good times and the bad…

So God made a sister.”

The Messy Christian

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