Hi Dolores here, so excited to be bringing you my heart today. I say my heart because this is what Christ is restoring within me. Sometimes we don't understand the journey of our walk with God, but He has always had a plan and a purpose. (Jeremiah 29:11) I want to share with you how God has restored, and renewed my relationship with my sister. So I begin by sharing just a little of my past so that you can understand my heart today.
As a child I lived in an abusive home, my father beat my mother almost everyday and well me and my sister Millie were not to far behind on that list. This hurts me to say, but my stepfather made my sister and I enemies. He would literally put boxing gloves on us and make us fight each other and we would cry because we didn't want to and he would threaten us with a belt which he used on more than one occasion. It was not until this April that my sister and I finally spoke about that and she said to me "You know our parents hated each other so much that they made sure we didn't love each other" Wow I never looked at it that way. For years I felt as though she was the favorite, because of her dark hair and brown skin she was always called La India, which meant the Indian and I was blonde and light skin and I was called La Rubia which meant the Blonde one. It was always the Indian in my eyes who got the most compliments. She then told me she always wished she was blonde because everyone loved me more. We were little girls that lacked love, and we were not taught to love each other. As the years went by we would talk, but really is was small talk never really had a sister bond, until this year.
Which brings me to my heart today, I thank God for rebuilding, this relationship. In the past year I rededicated my life to the Lord and guess what? A few months after so did my sister, and that is when God began the work not only in my life, but also in hers. He began to break the chains that were binding our hearts, and we were able to let go of the hurt and really talk, share our feelings and can I say that it took over 40 years but I can say that I have never loved, respected and really appreciate my sister the way I do today. God is so Good that He was able to touch my heart, so that I can LOVE Her as a sister should. We don't share the same paternal father, but OH MY GOD we share an even powerful FATHER (God). A faithful ONE, the One who knew that this day would come and I can say I love you SIS, and really mean it.
I created this layout to show how awesome God is, the photo was taken on Mother's day, during an altar call, and one of the sisters in the church who knew of our struggles said it was "a lovely moment". It truly was, thank you Lord for my Sister.