Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Girl....

When my twin sis and I were kids, we would play, "Girl". Girl wasn't necessarily a game but just like you'd play "house" or "teacher", we played "Girl".

We'd pretend to go camping with our teddy bears or walking around in our mom's high heels, going to a party. We'd call each other on our pretend phones and talk like we were miles away, when actually, we were just a few feet apart. We never had a moment to get bored of "Girl". I'd say, "Girl, what are you doing?" She would reply, "Going to Disneyland, me and honey and kids." Then, I'd pretend that "my honey and I and kids were going on a picnic."

I laugh now when I think of how serious and innocent life was when my sister and I were growing up. The biggest worry for me was wetting the bed at night. Even then, my twin, never made me feel like a pee pot. She never ridiculed me but encouraged me to wake up dry the next morning.

I was her nail biting coach, smacking her when I caught her biting her nails. (She told me to 'cause that's what Girls do...they have each other's backs.)

We shared just about everything. If she had a sucker that tasted better than the one I had, she let me share her sucker too.

When her hula hoop ended up being bent like a football, I shared mine with her, because that's what Girls do.

We shared books, jokes, socks, coloring books, hopes, fears and dreams. We would stay up for hours, talking about the "one days" of life. You know, the "when I get married, I'm going to...."

Now, that we are miles apart, I long for the days of when we were young again. I miss her so much that it seems almost cruel that twins should be separated from one another. Yet, the reality is, that her and I don't live in the same state and life goes on. The best way that we can face the distance is to use what we are given...texting, emailing and skyping. It doesn't make up for not being face to face, but it helps lessen the hurt of missing my twin sister.

Not long ago, when I was in the hospital, I remember looking across the room and my twin was trying to get comfortable in a chair while she sat watching me to make sure she was close by if I needed anything. I thought about when we were kids and how much I really feel blessed to have her. She showed her strength and she reminded me that giving up wasn't an option.

I can never repay the joy that I had in having her here to help me get through the tough stuff.

So, Girl, I just want you to know how much I love and appreciate you. You are my wind beneath my wings. PS--thank you for bringing paper dolls, coloring books and tattoos. You are the best twin sister ever!
Simone


18 comments:

Mari said...

Sisters are the best! You are she are so blessed to have each other.

Shelly said...

What a beautiful tribute! Sisters are indeed a wonderful blessing from the Lord~

Brian Miller said...

big smiles...having a sibling that close is a beautiful thing...we got along but i def dont have that relationship with mine, sadly

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

What heartfelt beautiful words for your sister. :)

twin2 said...

Girl, You made me smile. I was so touched by your tribute but again felt that lump-in-the-throat sadness that we're so far away from one another. All the things you described were naturally what us "girls" did. I didn't have to think twice about having your back. I am so thankful that God saw it fitting that we would be "womb" mates, soul mates and the very best of friends. We have a lot of catching up to do sp the next time we get together we're going to have to have the biggest girlie night ever! I love you, too and hope that not only will we get to hang out together soon but that our children's book will finally be picked up to share te true joys and adventures of our twinship.

Chatty Crone said...

That was sooooooooooooo sweet.

Sweet Tea said...

Awwwwww.
I want a twin!!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love the love between sisters...yours is certainly special!

Veronica Lee said...

That was beautiful, Simone!

Awwww!!!

Sandra said...

What a beautiful post, so heartfelt :)

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

I love the bond of sisterhood. Thank you for sharing your story. I found you today through my friend, Deidra Riggs. So nice to meet you!

Megan Willome said...

This is so precious! I came over from Deidra Riggs' place.

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

That's wonderful that you have such an amazing sister in your life. You are truly blessed.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Lin said...

Awww. So, do you call her up and say "Girl, what are you doing?" :)

Connie said...

My sister and I are 10 years apart in age. There was many years that we didn't have much in common. I was a teenager when she was married and raising kids. But now we are both older (and wiser) and our kids are married and having there kids so we are much closer now. I'm thankful for that. What you have with your twin is awesome.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Paper dolls!!!! Your twin is awesome!

xo jj

Anita said...

The two of you are so fortunate to be able to openly express your love for one another. I wish more people would do the same.

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