Wednesday, October 26, 2011


5 generations - the first lot of 5 generations in our family
there would be two further lots of 5 generations in our life time.
Two halves of a whole, two peas in a pod.

My twin sister and I were born 52 years ago.
What is it like to be a twin? I don't think you can understand what it's like unless you have been a twin.
We live in different states of Australia now ..... I in South Australia and She in Tasmania.

I can't imagine what it would be like not to have my sister around. I can't imagine what it would be like to not have her to talk to or share things with. I can't imagine what it would be like if I didn't know that we were just a phone call away.

I can't imagine what it would be like not to have someone that knows what I am thinking when I only utter a few words. Someone that finishes my sentences. Someone that knows what I am talking about even when I can't get the words out.

We are different in some ways; we have our own personalities, but in so many ways we are alike.
We have a unique connection that can never be taken away.

I wonder why we were blessed to be together in this life .... but I'm so glad we were.


L!$@ said...

So alike in some ways and so different in others. Definitely like you two :D I have always wanted to be a twin...but not I hope that I have twins. It's supposed to skip a generation, so here's hoping!

Fiona (angelfish) said...

How amazing to have a photo of 5 generations of your family. Only 3 in ours on either side.

Lotti said...

You know something Lisa I always wanted to have twins ... soooo much ..... but no deal. I always figured that I would be a good mother for twins because I would understand about what it was like to be a twin.

Anna said...

What a lovely post! I'm a twin (I have a twin brother) and you've managed to put 'twinness' into beautiful words!

Yvette Adams said...

So precious. My mum is an identical twin too - I just love twins. We've been hoping for more twins in our family the twins produced 8 children and so far 12 grandchildren, still no more twins. I love your old photos. I'll show my mum your blog post - I'm sure she'll love to read it. :)

Lotti said...

Thanks Anna and Evette .. it would be different to have a twin brother Anna, but nice too I guess. Obviously you guys are close to one another. Yvette, my twin sister and I had 10 children between us and we have 6 grandchildren. NO more twins in either of our families. There's still time left though ... not for me but perhaps for my children.

sister outlaws said...

I have identical twin daughters. They are very different but very the same. They say they dream together when they are asleep. They chat away like little old ladies. My grandmother had identical twins - and from the 13 kids of the next generation there are 32 grandchildren but only one set of twins!