Joey Vs. Emily
I have two children , but I began my reign as a Mother with four . I should say that I have two children now .Two of my sons died within three years of each other . One from S.I.D.S. at the age of almost five months ( sudden infant death syndrome ) and the other of complications from Spinal Bifida at age one month .
Joey and Emily were born as interlopers between the other two . Joey as a first born and Emily as my third . Never have siblings been so much different in appearance , yet similar in character . The latter they will never admit .
They have used me like a yoyo between them since they first laid eyes on each other . A tug of war played out as they both demanded that I choose which one I loved the most . Always rivals , always competitive .
Their appearance very different from each other , like day and night . A blond and a brunette , both with blue eyes and tall in height . He's friendly in nature and she quite the opposite , only friendly to some .
Yet , speak with them on a deeper level regarding faith , love , politics etc. and you can see their unity . This is where one can see they had the same upbringing , the same parent . Ask them separately , a question on marriage or children , they will answer almost identically .
Of course , they both claim to have been left on the doorstep or adopted . Isn't that how all children feel ?
They have spent their childhood fighting terribly with one another and I spent it on my knees praying they would get along . Just as I finally began accepting the fact that it may never happen , I was pleasantly surprised while in the hospital in my early years of my cancer .
They walked in together , arms linked , holding a picture of them with arms around one other . Pressing that picture into my hands , their faces gleaming as if really proud of themselves .
" We spent the whole morning together at the mall and even took a picture in a photo booth " .
They must have thought I was dying .
Have a Blessed day everyone .