7.03.2009

if i was a boat



did you know i have the most amazing sister? ever? well, i do. she's smart. she's funny. she drives me nuts the way she leaves her stuff all over my house. she's nash's absolute favorite. and she's my best friend. she's also a writer, a musician, and she wrote this for me:

This boat was built with wooden nails
Her body small and weak
Yet to cross this sea of uncertain waters
She may still have the strength she needs

This house was built with wooden nails
Her frame unruly and rough
Yet to protect the love she holds inside
She may still have strength enough

Wooden nails are all you need
So I hope you know and I hope you see
That in standing firmly where you stand
Your strength, it strengthens me

This bridge was built with wooden nails
Her footing arched and cracked
Yet to hold the weight of what’s sure to come
It won’t be strength she lacks

Your body’s built with wooden nails
But your eyes still look down from above
As in your arms a baby sleeps
Safe and soft and loved

Wooden nails are all you need
So I hope you know and I hope you see
That in standing firmly where you stand
Your strength, it strengthens me

i love it.

8 comments:

Bri!!! said...

BEAUTIFUL! LOVED IT.

+L said...

she's good.

Alifinale said...

Teary. That is beautiful.

Jewels said...

Um, I love it, too. Man, I want to be that for someone, that's amazing! Your sister is incredible, and so are you, my dear. :)

sarahbclark! said...

that's really wonderful. she's so talented!

Laurie said...

Thats the sweetest thing ever.

bulkleybunch said...

you are super duper lucky to have such an awesome sister who obviously loves you so much! and she's gotta be okay if she's nash's favorite person on the planet.

Melissa said...

I'm impressed. That is really good and really sweet. Tell Em, I said hello