{Happy Birthday Twinner!}

Friday, June 08, 2012

This girl ... where do I even begin? It's impossible to describe the bond shared between twins. I've tried to explain it to people before but just struggle. Likening it to one of my favorite quotes is sometimes easier. "Séjour avec moi, je veux être seul," which translates "Stay with me, I want to be alone." Over the last 32 years I've learned that a wombmate will always be ...


Your greatest discovery.



Your most loyal partner in crime.



Your biggest fan.



Your most faithful sidekick.



Your safest confidant.



Your bravest companion.



And your most comfortable easy chair.


Happy freaking Birthday, Sarah Elizabeth Richmond. I Love you more than walks to Brookside, thrifted softys, creaky hardwoods, hitchhiking in Israel, Mason Jars filled with concert tickets, sunsets in Maui, fishing at Beaver Lake, building tree forts in the woods, and bici camping in the open space.

Xoxo,
Em

35 comments:

Kristina said...

Happy birthday to both of you :)

Have an amazing day!

Alyssa said...

Happy birthday to you both! Twinners are the best.

Robyn said...

I didn't know you were a twin! Happy birthday both of you!

Han said...

Happy Birthday Twinnies!!! Have a great day whatever you get up to :D

Olivia said...

This is an adorable post. Happy birthday to you both!!

Olivia (simplylivblog.blogspot.com)

wildchild said...

aww happy birthday to you both :) i hope you have a wonderful day!

dhhargrove said...

HappyHappy BirthdayBirthday!! May your weekends be double-filled with joy.

girlseeksplace said...

Happy birthday, Em & Sarah!

Kimbojamma said...

Happy Birthday, Em (and Sarah). Thanking the Lord for another year of giving you to all of us in the blogesphere! You are changing the world by affecting your readers everyday. Thanks for enlightening me to so many things through your curiosity, energy and bravery. And thanks to both you and Tim for your example in your marriage to so many!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! How did I forget we share a birthday month? So glad we got to meet thru this blog. The way God works is constantly beyond amazing and imagining. Love who you are and all that you do!
Love,MamaTrac

Ashley said...

So sweet. I know how incredibly close I feel to my own sister, and we aren't even twins. I can't imagine the bond you two must share. Happy birthday to you both!

leemeandthegirls said...

Happy birthday to you BOTH! :)

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

I'm a twin too. And it's so amazing to have a built-in best friend to share your life with (:

Happy birthday to both of you!

J said...

Happy happy happy happy birthday, Em and Twinner!! I hope yall each have the loveliest of weekends. Get out and celebrate the anniversary of your births! :)

Julie

Vanessa said...

Happy birthday to both of you! I love the pics & it's amazing home much to look a like at some times in your life & not as much at others :) Have a blessed day & a wonderful year to come!

PS...if you haven't read this book, check it out: http://thehabbens.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-had-privilege-of-being-contacted-by.html

melhersh said...

awwww i have 18 month old twin girls and this post just made my day!!! happy birthday ladies :)

Melinda said...

Em and Sarah,

Hope you are having a wonderful 32nd birthday. So happy to know both of you. Em, although I don't see you as much as I'd like I still value that precious time together. You are such a joy. Hope Tim Tam leaves you something sweet under the giving tree. Love you.

The Oakes said...

My very own twinner and I turned 33 this year and I wish I was at home to go through my parent's pictures of us. I can see, in my mind's eye, nearly identical ones of us in comparison to yours. Happy Birthday!

Alysa said...

Happy Birthday Emily and Sarah! Love you both!!!

Cindy Johns said...

I'm grinning from ear to ear! These are SPECIAL pictures. Love you to pieces. Thanks of sharing your stories...Only met your twinner once, but she's got to be the sweetest thing ever!! Happy happy to you both!!!

Lecia said...

Happy Birthday!!! Today is my birthday as well!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I am one day late - but I hope the time difference is a good excuse ;) Love the cute pictures - thanks for sharing! Katharina

christina said...

Happy Birthday!
Felt a challenge coming on as I looked at this post.. Guess who's who in all the pics! ;)

Babies- (not sure!)
Potty- You're closest
Pumpkin- You, on the left
Eskimos- on the left
Glasses- sitting
Costumes- clown
Fish- right
Car- right :)

Did I get any right??

Molly Roberson said...

You.Are.Perfect. I love twinner & haven't even met her yet. Her energy looks amazing. You're so beautiful Em, happy birthday sweet girl.
More than raw honey & wild hikes in the backcountry of glacier national park.

Whitney said...

Happy freakin' birthday chicas! (Sorry it's late, but hope you celebrate all year long!)
<3 my favorite TU blogger!

meatbagz said...

you guys are the absolute CUTEST!!! happy birthday to both of you!!!

sarah richmond said...

Dearest Wombmate,

What a privilege it is to be your Twinner! I feel gratitude beyond measure gather strength from you like the wind. I believe in you and treasure each and every one of your heart strings...

Love you,
Bubby

sarah richmond said...

Dearest Wombmate,

What a privilege it is to be your Twinner! I feel gratitude beyond measure gather strength from you like the wind. I believe in you and treasure each and every one of your heart strings...

Love you,
Bubby

Karen said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you both!
Your post brought me to tears... I have 6 year old twin girls who adore each other and I pray that they continue to be as close as you and your twinner.

Today's Letters said...

Thanks for all of the sweet birthday wishes. Y'all are amazing.

Christina, how's 4 out of 8??

Babies- e left, s right
Potty- sarah's closest
Pumpkin- e left, s right
Eskimos- e left, s right
Glasses- Standing
Costumes- e clown, s bunny
Fish- e left, s right
Car- s left, e right

Heather said...

A huge happy birthday to you both! I love looking at you two. :)

danielle said...

This brought tears to my eyes Em! We sure are blessed by having twin sisters aren't we?? My twin and I are the exact same way. She's my person and I'm hers. Never a minute goes by that we're not thinking about each other. Happy birthday!

Meghan @ The Rambling Sister said...

Em - you hit the nail on the head with this post. I have such a hard time explaining the bond I share with my twin and sometimes I find myself frustrated because people just don't/can't understand. You did a wonderful job saying what I wish I could say when people ask. Twins are something special and I am thankful every single day I have a bond so strong.

Melissa Placzek said...

Happy Birthday Lovely ladies :) I'm a June 8th baby too...Just turned 41 this year.
xoxo,

~Melissa

christina said...

Hm- 50% is failing in school.. good thing I'm not in school anymore ;) I'll take it!!

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