The Beauty of being a TWIN!

Once upon a time there was a lovely woman who gave birth to a set of twins. After the twins had been delivered the Dr. quickly came into the room and said to the woman “You have two babies. One is a healthy baby girl and the other is a form we do not know. We recommend you put him in an institution.”

My mother quickly replied…” God gave me two babies and I am taking TWO babies home. I am so glad she did! I am a twin to that handsome charming boy and I couldn’t be prouder!

My twin was born with Down Syndrome. He is a VSP!Twins Kissing

MY…Very Special Person!

Today is our Birthday and since he passed away our birthdays do not get any easier. In fact it is a day I need to smile more and handle myself with TLC.

Norman was laughed at,treated badly and ignored by the universe and by people he came across daily. They stole his little read wagon several times when we were children. I hated the way he was treated and not readily accepted.

He was the kindest,sweetest and SMART guy. He loved music,Sci- Fi  movies and a huge Star Trek fan! You should of seen the look on his face when he actually met Captain Kirk  when I took him to a Star Trek Convention. We were of humble means but he made our family rich!Every day of our lives!

You know the THEME song in the movie the Titanic? That’s all I can think of …my heart is so full today and my heart will go on and on.Until we meet again.I truly miss him.

Next time you see a person tall or short,young or older who has Downs…introduce yourself they love meeting new people!Say Hello and you just might meet a new BFF for life.

 

*Get to know the person NOT the disability.

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Birthdays!

Noreen_twinsA birthday is a day for extravagant joy-cake,candles,calories and most of all,the blessing of knowing how special you are to others. A beautiful life is a light in the world.Celebrate it!

These lovely words came from the back of a birthday card I received this week. I couldn’t have said it any better. I try and be a light in the world and live a beautiful life.

I learned that from my handsome and wonderful twin.

I want to make a difference in this world.Don’t you?

I miss my twin and my birthday is not the same without him.

Twinless

Today I am blue…I am thinking about my twin so much  too! I  yearn for his hug,I wish I felt his kiss on my hand  in the special way he did. I long for his smile. I love and miss him so much today.

I don’t think I ever shared with you my twin was born with Down Syndrome and obviously I was not. God knows why but that is the way it went.

There is so much beauty with people born with Downs. They are the most loving,delightful,bright and kind people you will ever meet! Open your heart,give a smile or start a conversation with them. You never know where that will lead and the feeling you will feel.

I miss my twin even more todayand it really hurts.

Twinless …

He’s NOT a retard~ Nor is he retarded!

October is Down Syndrome awareness not just Breast cancer awareness month. Did you know? 

People born with Downs are just like you and I. They want to be treated well, have fun, enjoy a good movie and dining out. They are kind, clever in their own way, funny,charming, handsome, pretty,love to work  and  AMAZING. 

They rock!

I know first hand because my twin was born with Down Syndrome. He was the wind beneath my wings and my older brother. (six minutes) We were poor he made us rich. So, to hear the words ” retard ” highly offends me. I hate to hear those words. I don’t hate often or really ever…but I do hate when I hear words like these from poeple of AL ages. They use it for whatever reason. My twin brother died suddenly a few years ago under a doctors care for a simple cold. The doctor did not care enough. The story way painful to go into at this time. I simply want to make you aware what the month of October also stands for.

If you want to do yourself a favor? Make a friend with a person who was born with Downs. They may just be your NEW BFF~

He’s not a retard…he’s my wonderful twin brother.