My God Given Sister!

Some pray for a sister who will love them and help the through anything and everything.

Some pray for a sister who is strong enough to bear their burdens and willing to carry the load.

Some pray for a sister to laugh with and share all the joy in life.

Some pray for a sister who cries with them and holds them when all they can do is cry.

Some pray for a sister who is like a friend and feels God gave them one of His best.

Some pray for a sister who reminds them there will be no giving up because there is no reason to.

Some pray for a sister who will share the love of God with them because she has a love for God of her own.

Some pray for a sister to fight with or to fight over guys with.

Some pray for a sister just to be able to love and be loved by.

Twenty nine years ago God gave me life.

But before I could even conceive a prayer, God granted blessings He knew I would always need, love, and cherish all in the wonderful sister He gave me in you.

When He heard my unspoken prayers, He answered with His loving heart and granted His best.

I am so thankful Jesus died for you too.

I praise God for His gifts.

He gave me a great one in you, My God Given Sister!


12-24-1998 Thursday, Christmas Eve
Written by Gail Brookshire
For my sister Sandra Dee Brookshire as her present

Nourishing and Bringing Up Children

Nourishing and bringing up children,
Not such an easy task.
They don’t always want to do
Whatever you ask,
Even if it is what’s best for them,
Or if it brings them blessing.
What children will end up doing
Will keep you guessing.
Even so, they are worth every
Sorrow and care.
How rewarding to know
They still want you there.
Does God feel the same way
As we rebel against our Father God?
I praise His name that He does!
I’m thankful for the love He’s got!

6-2-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)



help me to survive.

I want to do it all.

I’m so glad to be alive.

Thank you for the breath,

the strength, the love, and the heart.

I want to make the choice

that will never drive us apart.

11-12-91 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

2-6-15 Note to You

Lord God,
Thank You for being so personal,
for always being there for me.
Thank You for being the friend
everyone wishes they had
(and do if they give themselves to You).
Thank You for listening to
my ranting, venting, and complaining.
Thank You for whispering, speaking, and shouting to me.
Thank You for holding me
and emboldening me.
Thank You for helping me
get through each trying day.
And thank You for giving me strength
when it feels like I have none.
Thank You for putting up with
my crying, my whining, and my letting You down.
Thank You for forgiving, restoring, and rebuilding me…
to be faithful, strong, and obedient.
Thank You for loving me,
and for being You!

2-6-2015 written by Gail Brookshire