There's a place within my heart that I reserve for just a few
And a very special corner of that place is just for you.
Whenever I am lonely and have something I must share
I simply tell it to my heart and know that you are there.
For through the years I've gathered memories of days gone by
The days we laughed until we ached, and others when we cried.
I stored away the songs we love, the private family jokes
It's like making a deposit of the things we love the most.
For I'll always have them with me to withdraw at any time
Those special recollections that were mostly yours and mine.
I think of you so often, sometimes wishing you were nearer
And though I treasure friends, you see, no one could be dearer.
For you're more than just a sister, you're a confidant, a friend
You always have an ear to lend, when I need an ear to bend.
We often fought and argued, just like many siblings do
But laughter was the medicine that always pulled us through.
When one of us was hurting, I know the other ached inside
When one of us excelled in life, the other shared the pride
I don't recall the time or place when I first began to see
Just how very much I loved you, and how much you mean to me.
It isn't very often that I find the words to say
Except at night when shadows fall and I kneel down to pray
I ask the Lord to keep you safe, make your body well and strong
And bless that special corner in my heart where you belong.
If I could grant one single wish to those who may have missed her
I'd give to them what God gave me . . . a very precious sister.
By Dawn Stratton © 1992