Honored By My Sister

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My mom used to say (and still does sometimes), “Please give me my ‘flowers’ while I still live.” She’d rather hear words of encouragement and affirmation while still on the earth than to wait until she’s being buried for anyone to speak a kind word over her..she can’t hear it then.
My youngest sister, Crystal, has done just that for me. I am 10 years older than her and she calls me her second mom. I truly cherish my friendship and relationship with her. It’s been wonderful to watch her grow in God beauty and to watch her mature in her faith. She encourages me and is always there for me when I need her. She’ll go as far as to travel 6 hours, one-way, by herself to come an babysit my children for a weekend. That’s LOVE!
I would like to share what she wrote (I’m sure she won’t mind).

My Dearest Sister,
I just want to say Thank you for all the love and support you’ve given all of my life. I’m glad you’re my sister; if I couldn’t have you as a sister, I would definitely want you as a friend. I’m truly blessed to have a sister that is full of wisdom and understanding. When I become a mother, I want to have the love you have for your kids. I watch you operate in the Fruit of the Spirit and I must admit sometimes it’s harder to do but you make it seem so easy. Thank you for being a sister, friend, mother, mentor, prayer partner, encourager, discipliner to me. I will always cherish the relationship we have in the natural as well as the spiritual. You Rock big sister. God Bless.

Love you always, Crystal Renee

*Shelda, Myself and Crystal

Isn’t she the best?! Thank you Crystal for blessing me through your words and heart.
She also sent me a poem titled “Three Sisters”. We have another sister, Shelda that is between Crystal and I in age. She is a rock for us and the one that keeps us laughing through everything. When we all get together, it’s an awesome time. My husband tells me that he can always tell when I’m talking to one of my sisters on the phone because my face brightens and he hears me laughing…non-stop. Yep, that’s my sisters!!
We also have a baby brother, Eric, but since this is a “sister” post, I’ll dedicate one to him later.
*with our brother, Eric
Do you have a sister (or brother) that could

benefit from ‘flowers’ that you send them?

When was the last time that an encouraging

word was passed on to them?


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About Kela

I'm Kela! I am a Daddy's (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I'm also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor. I'm a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer. My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • Thank you so much for sharing your family with us! What a BEAUTIFUL gift Crystal has given you! And I can say the opposite as her:
    If you weren’t my friend, I want you for a sister! I agree! YOU DO ROCK!

  • I no longer have a sister, and she was my only sibling. But God has placed wonderful ladies such as yourself in my life so I would have sisters in Christ to keep my path straight. It’s always a blessing to peek into your little “journal” and get encouragement! You have an awesome family!

  • Shelda

    Hey big sister. I must agree with Crystal. You are an awesome example of a woman of God, a mother, a friend and last but not least a sister. I thank God that we are all close. I don’t know what I would do without my sisters and brother. Love ya lots.
    P.S. I really enjoy making the family laugh 🙂

  • Glad to have found your blog through 5:16 Gals. I am the oldest of four girls. My sisters are a joy and a delight. Now we all have daughters (who only have brothers), and we want them to be close like sisters.
    Looking forward to reading more of your blog. (I just sent you a request to follow you on twitter.)