Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Birthday, Kimberly!

I have a big sister,
Parker calls her Kimblee.
Could I live without her?
Don't think so. Not me.
Kimberly is so like me
As if twins, only not.
We talk alike, think the same,
Cry and laugh a whole lot.

Growing up with a 'sis
like Kimblee was the best.
My hair she made pretty
(Though it hurt, I'll attest).
Her beautifying skills are unlike any other's
Make-up, she enhances.
With her, I've two mothers.

Fun and games, was it always?
Prob'ly not, I'll admit.
Like the time she knelt on me,
and proceeded to spit.
Or the time on a brownie,
when landed a fly.
She gave that one to me.
Fly poop--how I cried!

We got a bit older.
Sure loved all her clothes.
Did she share? On occasion.
Mom threatened her so.
Well maybe "threat" isn't quite the right word.
Mom just helped us not act
quite so darn immature.
We'll just say Kim's posessions
were treated with care,
and with my sticky fingers,
would you want to share?

When Kimblee met Devon--her prince in disguise,
They'd hug and they'd kiss,
and I'd roll my eyes.
But really, I watched
ev'ry move with intent.
This is love, turned to marriage,
then three kids, so it went.
The love my 'sis shares
with her family of five,
Has shown me the course
for which I should strive.

In life, she came first.
I followed behind.
I still follow, and watch,
and try not to be blind.
The lessons she teaches
are many and often.
A mom, a true friend,
with a heart meant to soften.
All around her admit
cuz of her, life is better.
Now I'll end this small tribute
with just a few letters.

K is for KINDNESS, you'll never meet nicer.
I for INTELLIGENT. Than me, she's much wiser.
M stands for MERRY. She makes life so bright.
B is for BUSY. She works hard day and night.
E is for EAGER. So willing to please.
R is for RADIANT. A beauty with ease.
Y is for YOU, are what life's made of.

A Birthday's a day to have fun.
Halloween birthday? Better.
All around think it's great.
The party has started.
Dress up. Trick-or-Treat.
Just remember your YOU day.
Feeling old? Don't. Just sweet.

I adore you, big sister.
It's your day--go have fun!
Just remember, I love you!
My best friend...number ONE!



Darci said...

Love the poem, good job. Happy B-Day SIL!!! I love Ya too.

Diane said...

I am so glad you two are best friends! I wouldn't want it any other way. Happy Birthday Kimberly! Great post Robyn!!

Diane said...

By the way, that picture is priceless. Aren't both of you nursing? Too funny!

Kimberly said...

Wow! You are so creative! As I as reading this I thought I was reading about Mom, not me...isn't that funny? You are so kind and so sweet, thank you for writing such a beautiful, tender, birthday tribute! I love ya!

Darcie said...

You are the best sister!!! I love everything that you said about your sister, how SWEET!!!


Michael said...

Nice poetry. I don't expect anything less for my birthday. You've got less than five months, so start cracking. Oh, and happy birthday, Kimberly.

Hiller Family said...

That was pretty incredible, such a sweet sister.

Scott and Meaghan said...

Wow, what a sweet tribute to your sister. Your poem is great!!! What a talent!

Aly said...

You are so amazing! What a talent you have for writing. Such a sweet tribute to your sister:) I will never forget Kimberly's Birthday...I still remember the awesome Halloween Birthday parties your mom put together for her!


Christie said...

What a great sis you have there. We love her, too! Happy birthday, Kimberly!

Cindy said...

What a sweet tribute to a wonderful sister! Happy Birthday, Kimberly!