To a sister so strong
To care for her brother
Building strong character
So survive he may do

Such a love for life
Living for loves
Dogs, cats, snakes, oh my
Providing for all

Without rebuke
For others you care
No expectations
You bid them draw near

Such a road ahead
Such a life behind
Adventures to come
And joys to be sung

So I give these words
As my gift to you
That you may be better
In all that you do

All days we must grow
Stronger in the love
The love of the Lord
Strengthening our hearts

So be bold my sister
In this year to come
And take strength in the love
Of the Lord and your kin

(©Brian David Smith 12/16/2001)