Twilight Zone

12 Dec

My twin sister had some surgery today.  She was supposed to be at the hospital at 5:15 this morning and her surgery was scheduled for 7:15am.  So at about 4:44am I woke up for no apparent reason.  When I realized the time, I began thinking of Amanda probably getting ready to leave for the hospital and said a little prayer for her.  Later this morning, Esther had come into bed with me.  I was laying there watching her dream, making funny faces, when all of a sudden I felt weirdness going on inside my gut region.  Not the lower area but upper, right under the rib cage (where part of my sister’s procedure was to take place).  I looked at the time and I don’t remember it correctly, but it was around 7:20 – 7:30am.  Really weird, my sister was probably starting to have her surgery, so I just said another prayer.  A few minutes later, Jenny text messaged me asking how I was doing?  When I started to think about it I realized “twin” stuff was goin’ on.  Growing up as a twin, coincidences start becoming realized as “twin stuff”.  (Don’t really know what else to call it.)  At about 10am I called my mom to find out if my sister was out of surgery.  Sure enough, right as I had called the doctor had just spoke with them.  My mom laughed saying, “Geesh, you must have known!”  She was fine, but apparently had some trouble when they went to pull out her breathing tube.  My mom had asked me if my throat hurt, as a joke, but after talking with her, the back of my throat did begin to feel somewhat sore and it felt a little difficult to breathe.  Maybe psychosomatic, but again weird.  Maybe I’m just gettin’ a cold.  🙂  Tonight, as I finally got to speak with Amanda on the phone, we were talking about the weird twin stuff and I said, “I’m okay right now, just my back is hurting.”  Guess what she said!  “So does mine!”  Do do do do, do do do do… (that’s the Twilight Zone theme song).  We’ve had things happen where I might be thinking of a song and can’t get it out of my head then I’ll call her and she’ll be singing that very song.  I guess it’s just a twin thing.

Then…  my sister from another mister, Jenny…

Sunday, I showed up for church wearing a lovely blue sweater to find that Jenny was wearing a shirt just as lovely and just as blue.  It wouldn’t have been that big of a deal if we weren’t singing together on praise team that morning side by side.  All day people kept asking if we had called each other.  Then, tonight, I show up at rehearsal wearing dark wash denim capris, a brown shirt and brown jacket.  I see my dear sweet Jenny who is also wearing dark wash denim pants, a brown shirt and a brown sweater.  Granted brown and blue both come in many different hues, however, both times, the hues were EXACTLY the same!  Again, the TZ theme song plays in my mind.

I suppose I just have such a close connection with these two special people in my life, and for that I’m eternally grateful and wonderfully blessed, but sometimes it’s still weird!


4 Responses to “Twilight Zone”

  1. Christina December 13, 2006 at 9:13 am #

    To bad the medicine they give your sister doesn’t kick in for you too 🙂

  2. Jenny December 13, 2006 at 1:19 pm #

    I am so thankful that Amanda is doing so well! And, I know. So strange. I love you my friend!

  3. Amy December 13, 2006 at 8:29 pm #

    Praise God for you your mom and you sister and His hand on their surgeries. I am so glad it went well. Twins are amazing…

  4. Dad (Boppy) December 14, 2006 at 1:52 am #

    It’s great to find that I can read your blog at work. They have blocked personal mail so I was surprised to get to do this. Love to hear you had such a twin day. Good to know my girls have such love for each other they can fill each other’s pain. Hope it didn’t hurt to much. Love ya Dad

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