Secretly…

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Well…it’s our birthday. That glorious age of 21. We’re kinda actually gonna be adults now! Isn’t it crazy? So for your birthday gift I think it’s time I tell you a secret that I’ve kept for a long time…

People ask me all the time what it’s like having a twin…I usually tell them it’s uneventful/nothing special, but it actually is quite special. More special than people could ever realize.

I cannot imagine growing up without my twin brother right by my side…even if it was ALL the time 🙂

Remember the wrestling matches we had in the basement? I remember them so well because I always won them of course! And those forsaken outfits mom had us wearing so we would match…

Or the time when I was like 10 feet taller than you and you always thought you were never going to be taller than me, but then, literally, over night you were taller than me and it’s been that way ever since.

All through high school I felt like you followed me every…and even though you did follow me everywhere I did not mind it much. I made a pretty big deal about it, but it wasn’t that big of a deal.

It wasn’t until I got to college that I started to feel it. Sorrow because I no longer had my brother with me. It’s different growing up together for 18 years then (even though we still lived in the same house) all of a sudden being thrown into a city with no one to talk to was very strange and unfamiliar to me. But then I thought this is probably normal for people right? Not everyone has a twin that they’re close to and can go with them everywhere if they needed them.

I was/am blessed to have you right beside me so when times come when I want to go somewhere I won’t appear to be a loner.

So brother, secretly, those times when I seemed annoyed when you were next to me I actually was very glad you were there. Happy birthday brother! The time is coming when we may not see each other every day, but it’s not today (I just realized that sounded a lot like Aragorn’s quote from LOTR, but hey…it’s in my blood). Even when that day comes, you can always know that I always secretly appreciate you, and I’m glad you’re my twin.

Sarah Skepple

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