On Monday I turned 41. I was sick. I felt awful. Body aches, head ache, sniffles and sore throat. Can I have a do over???
On Sunday, she and I were both 40.
It is something that most siblings do not experience. We are not twins in the traditional sense we are Irish Twins. We cherish the 6 weeks or so that we are the same age. Then I move on to and we wait until the time next year that we will, once again, be the same.
I am often say, "the sibling relationship is the longest relationship in one's life." On my birthday I love hearing from my older siblings, who remember the day I was born. They remember going to the hospital to stand outside the window with my dad, while my mom held me up to the window so they could get a glimpse. How my oldest sister wanted me to be born on her birthday. How happy she was that she had a little sister. How they all took care of me and helped our mom.