It's April. My birthday month, and my sister's birthday month. I realized that it has been one year since we found out that we are identical twins. Maybe it's a little obvious looking back, but my whole life we thought otherwise (doctors definitely do not know everything). It was a profound moment of self identity, even though it meant I was technically an exact copy of someone else.
I've talked about it before (also click though for more photos), but I recently re-read the book that changed my life as a twin, and I keep realizing things about our relationship, our relationship with our families, friends etc. It is so supremely complex, I could talk about it for hours (and have).
I keep this picture by my bed of us. I love how happy we are and how tightly we cling to each other. (I'm the one with the broken leg) It makes me emotional to think about how through challenges in teenage years and young adulthood, we didn't cling to each other as much as we should have. We took for granted the rare and unique bond only given to those who are clones of each other.
This year I celebrate feeling just like I did in that picture. Love you sis! I'm fiercely proud to be your twin.
oh and twin speak? we did that.