My Family of Choice

Every person has,
from the moment of their birth,
a family of origin:
a Mom and Dad on Earth.

Some know well the blessed pair,
and sisters, brothers too!
Some are close to relatives;
for them would anything do!

Yet as the years go by we see
our family does grow!
Friends and sacred confidants
as sisters we do know.

Treasured far beyond compare
this family of choice:
those whose strength and love and joy
become for us a voice

reflecting back to us each day
the blessings that we are.
Sacred sisters are the very
mirror of our heart.

Thank you, sacred sister, for you.

By Jeanne Loehnis, 2006

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