Thirty-eight days each year

I always joke with people between August 27th & October 4th each year that I am a twin.  I have always wondered what it would be like to be a twin.  It didnt matter to me if we were identical or not, I just wanted someone that shared that “special” bond of being a twin.

When I was about 15 years old, someone asked me how it felt to be a twin.  I wondered what they were talking about but they knew both my brother and I and knew his birthday had just passed.  I can remember the weather was warm and summer was drawing to a close.  My friend laughed and said, “you know….. both you and Amp are both 15 now..dont you find that weird and you guys arent even twins and are the same age?! ”  For the first time, I realized that in a small way, I get a twin from the day of his birthday until the day of mine…we are the same age for 38 days. 

My brother just had a birthday on the 27th and the “twins” thought came to me and I smiled.  Sometimes God winks at us just to let us know….we always get what we want, in one small way or another….good, bad or indifferent!

My 2nd brother’s birthday is today and I havent spoken to him yet..but I will.  I am the oldest of 4 and the only girl. I love my brothers and I am grateful for the memories that we share.

Happpy birthday to my brothers and in the meantime, I will enjoy being a twin for a few days………….:-)


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