One of my three year old twins is balding. Her hair is thin and practically non-existent on the sides, and there is one long clump that hangs down the back, but it is slowly falling out as well.
Her twin sister has beautiful flowing hair, halfway down her back. The perfect wheat blond color, straight and soft.
The balding twin eats a piece of chocolate, even just one m'n'm, and ends up with chocolate smeared all. over. her face. Even on her ears. And unless we clean it off, she will leave it there and just add to the mess throughout the day.
Her sister keeps a napkin nearby at every meal and wipes, desperately, each minute mark that might possibly be some sort of food or anything else which is on her and is not supposed to be. She hates to feel the mess on her.
Messy, bald twin will get a runny nose and just let it.. run. It doesn't bother her to have snot running into her mouth, or all over her cheeks. We have to catch her and wipe her nose, and she fights it.
The clean sister feels any drop or possibility of snot coming near the opening of her nostril and panics. Tears well in her eyes and she begins to whimper, eventually finding words to say, "I have boogers." And we help her find tissue, and she wipes, and then,finally, she can relax.
I think of them, knit together in the womb, and yet so utterly different.
And I can't quite breathe when I consider the awesomeness of it all.
And He knows... each of us, intimately...
better than we know ourselves.
Each of us, so different,
each, a unique creation,
each, loved completely.
my amazing, unique twins
being loved completely
cannot thank Him enough for the joy they bring