When I took this photograph of them holding hands, and Dawn resting her head on Rain’s shoulder, all I could think about was how blessed they both are to have each other. An instant playmate, a sister, a best friend.
I remember growing up wanting to have a sister so badly. I grew up with two brothers, became a one-of-the-boys type of girl in high school with no permanent group of friends, and practically went through college without blockmates or a consistent barkada. Sure I have some friends in church, but I never officially considered anyone my “best friend”, save for my husband. I’m not complaining, really. (And I sure don’t mind saving the “best friend” title for my husband.) But maybe that’s why I’m a bit of a loner most times.
And then there’s Dawn & Rain, and it makes me so happy that they have each other their whole lives. They would never wish for a sister like I did, and they would never have to feel “alone” growing up like I did. Right from the moment they were conceived, to sharing the same bed and toys, to learning to grab each other’s hands, and soon when they start having real conversations (I can’t wait for this!).. they will always have each other.
How amazing is it that God thought of creating twins. Having twins, and maybe even being a twin, never really fascinated me until now. Seeing two of them, caring for two of them, stretching your heart to love both of them equally (not 50-50, but 100-100). It’s one of the most fascinating things in the world, and God happened to bless me with one! Mind. Blown.
They don’t know it yet, and it may be just coincidental that they grabbed each other’s hands in this photograph, but someday they’ll be so thankful that they have someone to hold on to, and a shoulder to lean on, every single day of their lives.
9/52, A Year of Dawn & Rain | Week of April 21-27
Portraits of my children, once a week, every week in 2013