Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Roughly 28 years & 9 months

That's when it all began... that's when I got my womb-mate and met my best friend. :) God knew that I would need someone to walk through this life with me that shared my childhood, hurts, celebrations, praises, and parents. He created me to be very affectionate and loving, and He knew I would need someone with which I could share that as I grew up and experienced new things. So He gave me Terra... the sharer of my soul.

I can't imagine my life without her in it. I always had someone to play with, scheme with, and someone to share my fears and secrets with. She has always been my best friend, though I didn't realize it when I was younger. My mom would always tell us that we needed to remember what a special bond we had that other people didn't, and at the time we couldn't quite grasp what that meant. We'd always been twins, so we couldn't imagine not being one. It was the norm. When I left for college I felt for the first time exactly what my mom was trying to tell us years before. I had to walk onto that college campus for the first time alone... without my twin next to me to share in that experience. I had never felt something like that before. At that moment, I realized
God had blessed me richly with a very special and perfect twin. Terra was as much a part of me as I was my own self. She was intricately woven into my heart and soul by the hands of God. Being away from her made me realize that I didn't want to continue to go on without her by my side.
Since that time, I've had the overwhelming joy of watching (and being a part of) her getting married and having a beautiful baby. The dynamics of our relationship have changed, but we our relationship itself hasn't. We still talk several (and I mean SEVERAL) times a day, and we're still involved in each other's every day activities. God bless her husband for putting up with our weird and wonderful relationship. :) I love that I get to be a part of their family and be around them as much as I am.

I truly recognize the specialness and uniqueness of our relationship, and I wouldn't change it for anything in this world! Sure there are twins out there everywhere... but no one has MY twin. She completes me in a way that can't be put into words. I guess there is just something about having the exact same genetic makeup as someone else that puts that person into a whole different category than anyone else that may come into ones life. So today, I celebrate my twin sister, Terra. I am praising God for the day He decided to bless me with her, and hope that her birthday is the most special day.

You're the best, Ter. GBS with all my heart and soul! Thank you for being such an amazing sister and wonderful friend. I hope that I never have to find out what it's like to live without you.




The Cohen's said...

I hope my amazing twin sister has the best birthday today. Your newest blog is the best birthday present I could've asked for. I love you so, so very much.

Lexi said...

You girls are so special and this blog post just proves why I feel that way. Have a great birthday Taria (and Terra)!!! Love you mucho.
Melissa Sheridan:)