Something Special About Sisters
By Melody Ravert
"Surprise!" a host of family and friends cheered as the guest of honor
stood in the doorway looking both surprised and pleased to see so many
It was her 50th birthday party and keeping a secret from her was no
easy task. As the delighted birthday girl made her way around the
those of us who planned the event could now sit back and enjoy the rest of the
"Were you curious about why Tom wanted to stop at the church?"
Brenda smiled. "Not really. He said he had to meet one of the women
here about something."
"So you had no clue about the surprise party?"
"No, he was his usual arrogant self. We gotten into an argument over
something trivial earlier in the evening. Had he been nice to me,
I would have suspected something."
I laughed, but something in her voice told me it was true. Friends
they might have been, but anything beyond that...only time would tell.
Friends and family had been generous to bring a covered dish to help
keep the cost at a minimum.
The evening was very pleasant and even Tom was trying his best to be
nice to her.
Since everyone knew about my new publishing career, I decided to write
her a special poem and dedicate it to her.
Sisters Are Forever
This is dedicated to my sister, Brenda in celebration of her 50th
Brenda has always been a shining example to me of what a Christian is
all about. She is always willing to minister to those in need.
With a heart of compassion, Brenda has reached out and helped those who
were in accidents, shared with those suffering from incurable diseases, and
touched many lives with her gift of song.
Over the years she extended her gift of music to others by teaching
them to use their talents, whether towards a career or personal goal.
I've seen her endure hardships when she would rely on God's strength
and provision to see her through.
She is an incredible lady. For those who have had the pleasure of
knowing her, they have felt enriched by her love for Christ and for others.
I had my choice of sisters, I would have chosen you!
Happy Birthday, Brenda