Sunday, July 25, 2010

We Interrupt This Moment...

There's too much going on in my life right now that I can't talk about BUT....I failed to do my once a year birthday post to my twin sister.

Our birthday was on July 24th and I was in Portland with Single Boo...getting things squared away for our relocation. (This is TOTALLY another blog post...promise.)

I can't even sum up what it means to be a twin. Ever since I can remember, I've had people ask, "How does it feel to be a twin?" and I would say, "It feels normal." It does. I don't know of anything else than knowing that she is there for me and has been there for me since we were wombmates. She kicked me out of the hatch first to let her know if it was worth her appearing. I let her know that it was...and our entrance began....two months early.

Being a twin means that nothing is ever stupid that you say or think because no matter what, your twin will agree with you or support your ideas and decisions.

Being a twin means no longer being amazed when we say something at the same time or sit the exact same way or crave the same exact food at the same time.

Being a twin means that you will always have someone to run to when you are afraid of what lies ahead.

Being a twin means laughing until tears are sliding down our faces over something that only her and I truly get.

Being a twin means watching Little Rascals over and over again and never getting tired of the same episodes.

Being a twin means that dressing alike isn't anything embarrassing, it's just a way of saying, "I'm proud I look just like you."

Being a twin means never minding sharing birthdays and celebrations on the same day. In fact, there's no other way I'd choose to celebrate than to celebrate it with her.

Being a twin means that words will sometimes fail but we will always know what each other is thinking or feeling.

Being a twin means looking forward to outrageous adventures, shared together without the fear of being viewed as ridiculous as strange because she gets me!

Happy Birthday to the best friend ever who totally has been better than a puppy or a kitten when we were growing up.

I believe that our dreams will one day come true...don't ever let go of them because I won't either.

Happy 47th birthday! I love you!

27 comments:

Elle Bee said...

This is so sweet. And close to my heart, as you know. I want my twins to have a relationship like you two do! What a special bond! I love the way you two love each other.

Ina in Alaska said...

Happy Birthday Simone and Sister!! Looking forward to the relocation story.... hope all is ok.. xooxo

Mari said...

Happy birthday to the two of you! I can tell that being a twin is a blessing!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Wow, I didn't know it was your birthday! Happy belated birthday to you and your beautiful twin sister too! I can't wait to hear about your trip to Portland and everything going on. I hope that my pal Erin was able (is still able) to help you and Single Boo.

Best wishes to you! A new chapter awaits you and you're in control of the manuscript! I can't wait to read it! :-)

Kasie said...

what an awesome relationship to be able to have. what a sweet post. blessings to you both on your birthday!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

What a wonderful tribute. I used to wish I was a twin.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hey Simone, A happy bleated birthday to you and your twin!!! Sorry it's late.

Hope Portland was good-- It's a gorgeous town. (godson's mom is from there and it also used to be part of my sales territory.) I know you hate having your baby far away but it's a great city and I hope Boo is very happy there.

Love your post about your sister. You two have such a special bond.

xo jj

Nezzy said...

Awwww, how sweet this is. A very happy belated birthday to you, I hope it was the greatest ever.

God bless and have a marvelous day sweetie!!!

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, happy birthday to you and your sister, Simone! You two have a very special relationship and it's so lovely to read about what you write about each other. :)

My name is PJ. said...

That was a sweet and touching tribute to your sister.

Happy Belated Birthday Simone and Sister!

Veronica Lee said...

What a sweet post. You ladies are so lucky to have each other.

Have a nice day, dear Simone.

Danica said...

Happy belated birthday my friend. I'm keeping you in my thoughts!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Aww, what a Great post and tribute to your sister twin! I'd love to just have a sister! :-)
Happy Be-lated Birthday to you both!!
Hugs,
Coreen

Irritatingly Optimistic said...

I don't even have a sibling so can't imagine what it would be like to be a twin. Must be pretty cool though having a bond like that.
Happy belated birthdays!

Brian Miller said...

sounds like you share a brilliant bond...happy birthday to both of you!

Veronica Lee said...

Hi again Simone.

Hammie was eating a longan fruit - dragon eye fruit!!

Ash said...

aww such a sweet post - happy bday to you and your twin. i've got twin nieces and they complement each other and my sis is glad that she doesn't have to arrange playdates for them coz they got each other. :)

~ash's mum

ethelmaepotter! said...

"She kicked me out of the hatch first to let her know if it was worth her appearing." I love that! And I adore the fact that you don't mind dressing alike. I hear of so many twins who complained when their mothers dressed them in identical outfits - I understand, they each wanted to be be viewed as individuals, but I love your refreshing attitude on it. Many many moons ago, when I was working at Opryland Theme Park in Nashville, I saw two elderly ladies walking around - they were obviously identical twins and wearing identical outfits - and very proud!

Happy birthday to you and your lucky twin, and many happy adventures in your new home!

twin2 said...

Thank you so much for including me on your birthday wishes to Simone. As you can tell, she and I have an indescribable relationship. It's one that only those who are twins or are around twins may truly understand. I just wanted to add that being a twin means that you can say "ditto" to what she's already said and know that it is totally true of her as well! Happy birthday back at you, Simone! I'm glad you had the courage to check out the world first, as i have always followed your lead! thanks for sharing my special day. I wouldn't have it any other way either. Love you twice as much!

Syrone

Graceful said...

I always wanted to be a twin, and from your description, it sure sounds special. Happy birthday to you and your twin!

And thanks also for posting that beatiful rendition of Amazing Grace sung by that sweet girl below. Incredible.

Angela Cooper said...

Happy Belated BDay to you and your twin. Wow, you're relocating??? I've kind of been on a hiatus. I'll be back on my game after Blogher. Hopefully that will clean up my dry spell.

Lin said...

Gees, I'm jealous that you have that relationship. Heck, I don't even have a sister! :(

Happy birthday to you both. I'm sending two hugs. :)

Angie said...

Hey! Been lurking around for a while. Didn't know we shared the same birthday! Love reading your blog. Happy Belated Birthday to you both! :)

Angie,

Deborah Ann said...

Happy Birthday girls! I always wished I had a twin. A built in friend. My boy twins are 23 now, and they are closer than I ever hoped possible. What a blessing from the Lord!

Life with Kaishon said...

I always thought twins were the coolest!

Helene said...

I just love this post!! It brought tears to my eyes!

Each set of my twins are not particularly close so I read this post with high hopes that my kids will cherish their twin relationships once they're older and can truly appreciate how special it is to be a twin!

Happy birthday to you and your twin!

MissKris said...

I'm a Womb Twin Survivor. Mine never made it to the light of day. I've always felt like I'm outside looking in at life a lot, like half of me is missing. You are SO blessed to have yours with you!

 

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