Poem for my Sister – HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPHANIE

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My sister and I live states apart from each other yet we are connected by prayer and in Spirit.  She is a beautiful single mother of 5 and has suffered a lot of health challenges including open heart surgery, seizures, and strokes.  She has kept her eyes on God and trusting His guidance, every step along the way.  It’s trully an inspiring thing to see.  I wrote this poem for my sister, Stephanie, around January of this year when Stephanie begin her toughest challenges after losing the use of the left side of her body due to strokes.  I was trying so hard to figure out a way to go see my family and as always, God made it happen and hasn’t healed Stephanie physically yet, however her faith is growing every day:

As I sit here thining about you, wishing there was something I could do
I pray and ask others to pray too, worry and frustrations clouding my view
I love you dearly, more than you know, you may feel alone, but that isn’t so
I close my eyes and hear Him tell me to let go, and not to worry about this today or tomorrow
He told me to look up the meaning of your name and I would see
I thought, “OK???” but when I did, it helped me believe
Stephanie means “crowned in victory” you will make it through this, this is what God showed me
We have to trust Him, He will be our everything!
We are His princesses, His children, He is the king of kings!
We both know the joy that His love brings, especially when we don’t understand what’s happening
I may not be physically beside you now, but you are in my heart and I will get there someway, some how
I’m persistent, like you, won’t be stopped, just slowed down
Can’t wait to see you!  Love you sweet lady, put on your crown!!

Stephanie, you are so amazingly strong!!  You are a true representation of what prayer can do and your story touches so many hearts.  I ask anyone reading this blog to pray for my sister Stephanie and her children, that God will continue to work in their lives.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO STEPHANIE!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!