Sunday, August 9, 2009

My sister, my twin

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I don't know what it's like to be a singleton...I'm so used to being a pair. It's all I've ever known. In fact, when I think back on my childhood, I picture my twin and I holding hands. Most every picture that my mom has of us, we're holding hands. I'm almost sure we held hands in the womb. Even now, when we're together, there's a sense of comfort that she's close by.

Yesterday, we were hanging out and in the midst of a huge crowd of people, we got separated. I didn't have my cell phone with me so I panicked. I decided to use my "twintuition". I stood off to the side to see if I could "feel" that she was close by. Nope. She wasn't. Then, my heart really started pounding. For a minute, I felt what it would be like to be without her...no longer having her to call and talk to and get into mischief with. Then, who would I eat junk food with? Or talk about magazine articles or Grey's Anatomy and catch up the latest gossip?

Then, all of a sudden, I felt that she was close by. I looked across the room and she was heading towards me! She says, "Neecy!!" Me: "Nay Nay!!!" For a moment, I was taken back to when we were Neecy and Nay Nay, the duo. And it was good.

So, what's it like having a twin, my thoughts....everyone should have a twin!

19 comments:

Elle Bee said...

I LOVE this! I hope my twins love each other as much as you and Nay Nay do! What a special relationship. You guys are very cute. How wonderful that you have those photos.
Elle

mzbehavin said...

You've made me want to be a twin...

"I'm almost sure we held hands in the womb".....

Too sweet.......

and...

"For a minute I felt what it would be like to be without her"......

I have a full time job, a blog, and like 70 something blogs I try desperately to keep up with.....

I'll be honest......

Sometimes it's an effort......

It's work.......

Writing like yours reminds me why I do it.....

Rona's Home Page said...

I have twin but we haven't spoken in 9 years.
It's sad and it's alright ~ crap happens.
It's great to see when siblings actually care about each other.
You have a fantastic Sunday!

twin2 said...

Neecy is definitely peanut butter to my jelly. From the other end of this story, I was just as freaked out as she was when I couldn't find her. I glanced over at a lady who, for a second, resembled her, but I just wasn't "feeling" her. There was such a sense of relief when I spotted her. It brought me back to the many times she and I were seperated in different classrooms at school. As soon as class let out, I immediately went to find her. I could tell many, many mischief stories but the one that resonates with me is when we were in high school and one day I got sick and was totally unable to drive home. You have to understand that our car was a stick shift, and although I was pretty lousy at driving it, Simone really hated driving stick and couldn't seem to grasp it. So, I was always willing to take the driver's seat as long as she was willing to be my co driver. That day, I couldn't even imagine how we were going to get home. I was just too ill to think about it. My sister readily came to my rescue and blew off her fear and drove us home safely. I realized later what a huge risk she took since it was out of her comfort zone. I am so grateful for her friendship and for all that we've shared together. Thanks to her, I have never had to find out what it would be like to be born and experience life alone. I don't know what I would do without my Neecy.

lagirl said...

I didn't know you were a twin!
I think it's everyone's dream, at least at some point in their life, to be a "twin". You are blessed!. . .My daughter is married to an identical twin - yesterday was his b-day. Twins have a special "thang" goin' on that the rest of us are not privy to.

Danica said...

I always wanted to be a twin. We had a set of twins in school growing up and they were always so cool.

You two are just the sweetest!

blueviolet said...

You made me awwwwwww....that's so sweet!

Lin said...

Wow. You two are so CUTE! I'm jealous of what you have. I don't have a twin or even a sister! I am envious of those who have a close relationship like that. I have adopted a couple of girlfriends to be my pretend sisters--that helps a bit. Enjoy--you are VERY lucky to have each other!

Heart2Heart said...

Ah how amazing is that! I love twin stories. Most of the ones I talk with hate the whole dress alike, hang out together thing that all they want to do is be away from the other one and be seen as independent.

My youngest would have been a twin but we lost one during my first trimester. It was sad but after she was born and all the colic issues we had to deal with along with a loss of sleep, we are glad we weren't dealing with that in pairs.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Kwana said...

My kids are twins and I call the them opposite twins. They are bot/girl and now don't get along like they did as babies. I hope they grow close as adults. I pray really.

Veronica Lee said...

That was really sweet!

Ina in Alaska said...

"Twintuition" Great phrase!!! Loved your sweet pictures. Adorable! Happy week to you!

Barrie said...

What a great story. I'm glad you and your twi are close.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Awwwww! I love it! My brother and sister are twins...and my brother's daughters are twins. Princess Nagger often laments to me that she wishes I had had twins so she could have a playmate. *sigh* :)

At least us siblings were close in age - so I often get mistaken for one of the twins when I'm hanging out with either one....then I don't feel so 'left out'. (GRIN!!) :)

Nana said...

I've always wanted a twin! I think everyone does, at some point, I always hoped I'd have a long lost sibling and we'd find each other one day... corny, huh.

Tami said...

This goes to show you how behind I am in commenting! I'M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRY SIMONE!

I'd love to have a twin!

You and your sister are beautiful!

Dandy said...

That twin bond must be absolutely amazing!

Justine said...

Awwwwwwww... this was so sweet, and I loved seeing the childhood pictures of you. How about showing us some NOW pictures of the two of you together?

Justine :o )

Joanna Jenkins said...

"Twintuition" That's awesome.
xo

 

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