My Heart Felt Birthday Tribute to my Twin Sister

My Sister and I Celebrating our Birthday

Celebrating "49" at Manny's Steakhouse
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Happy Birthday to my Best Friend

Dear Laura

It's about 7:30 P.M. on our birthday eve. Your out with your kids right now and I have the house all to myself. I'm getting really pumped for our birthday tomorrow and celebrating at one of our favorite restaurants. I still get excited like I did when we were younger, because I always know that I share this special day with my best friend. I hope your planning on staying up until midnight so we can bring in this 49th birthday right! Some day we won't be able to stay up late, so let's get the jammies and slippers on and watch the clock strike midnight. It's going to be another Friday the 13th birthday. Those have always turned out to be amazing birthday's for us. I think with all the superstition surrounding the date, our expectations have been low which made them that much more fun.

I guess I'm writing this Birthday Wish for you so you'll Always know, in no uncertain terms what you mean to me.



My Love for you is so Strong...

Laura, I can truly say that my journey in this life has been Beautiful because of you. Life has thrown you and I some curve balls, but because we have each other, we manage to not only survive, but Thrive. When I was diagnosed with cancer almost eight years ago; as scared as I was, I knew I wasn't alone. I knew my twin sister would be there for me through thick and thin and never waiver. My love for you is so strong, I was glad it was me that ended up with cancer, and not you.


Your Love for me is so Strong...

Your love for me is so strong...

When the pharmacist told you how expensive my medications would be, you knew we could never afford it. As he explained that my medical insurance ran out and I was no longer covered for pain and nausea medication, you went to bat for me. You caused quite a commotion at Health Partners Clinic that day. The poor, unsuspecting pharmacist didn't know what hit him. Though you tried to be strong for me so I could get the needed medication, desperate pleas and flowing tears illuminated your unconditional love for me.

When you hadn't come back to my room with the medication for about twenty minutes, the oncologist had an "aha" moment. She'd seen this happen before and figured my health insurance probably ran out. She assured me I would get the chemo drugs I needed to help combat the bad side effects; but added, "there may be some confusion with the pharmacy. You'd better get downstairs and let Laura know we can take care of it." Before I even reached the lobby, I could hear my frightened twin sister pleading with the pharmacist. "Please, if she doesn't get this medication she will be deathly ill." Her voice was loud and firm, yet sadly vulnerable. By the time I entered the pharmacy lobby, all eyes and ears were on Laura. I noticed people were looking at her with kindness and compassion; like they'd been in this situation too. Many onlookers had tears in their eyes as they watched my sister fight for me. When I finally reached Laura, I wrapped my arms around her and said with all the love in my heart, "It's ok honey, my oncologist will take care of the medication." You could've heard a pin drop as the people in that lobby witnessed the Unconditional Love of a Sister.

Happy Birthday Laura-I love you with all my heart and soul and can't imagine my life without you.

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kerlynb 4 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

Happy 49th birthday to you and your twin sister! How I sooo love the photos you posted here! Wow, Laura would be so happy to read this beautiful hub you wrote for her.


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Healing Touch 4 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

Twinhead

Did you have to make me cry on my bday? It's 11:52 nearly our birthday. Thanks for the birthday post. Love you twinner.....


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much kerlynb for reading my tribute to Laura. She is the best friend anyone could ever have. I'm so glad you enjoyed the pictures of our life.


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Healing Touch 4 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

My eyes are still dribbling...............


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

I love you twinner. Of course I had to make you cry on our birthday. You and I just rang in our birthday at 12:00AM sharp. Glad we made it. Can't wait for the festivities with the kids tomorrow :-)


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Duffee 4 years ago

What a sweet, sweet hub!! This made me tear up something fierce!! Happy Birthday Linda to you and Laura!! You two are amazing people--and it is wonderful to see how much love you share!! Bless you both on your birthday!!


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sofs 4 years ago

What a hub!... you gals are the sweetest! Tears flowing and swallowing hard I tried to finish reading this hub.. Happy birthday Laura and Linda. God Bless you two and may He give you the desires of your heart!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful. I hope the both of you have a great birthday and happy birthday to you both:) You all seem to have a great relationship and it really is an inspiration. It is a quality of the Capricorn. Such a sweet, beautiful hub. Best wishes.


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Randy Behavior 4 years ago from Near the Ocean

Damn you....you snuck up on me with this one. I'm crying in your birthday cake. Errr, sorry. Happy Birthday to you both and health and long lives to you both :)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Sweet Jenn-Sis and I made it till midnight and shared a toast to our "twinship." We are so blessed. I am touched that you came by on our birthday to wish us a Happy one. You are a blessing to us and we see you as a true online friend. Hugs :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Aww, thanks Sofs for your warm comment. I am so blessed to have been put on this earth with my twinner. She is the best thing in my life and I have no problem shouting it out to the world. Thanks for the Birthday Wish :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi lyricwriter - thanks for coming by and wishing me a happy birthday. I am intrigued with your comment about Capricorn's. Are you saying that Capricorn's are inspirational or saps in relationships? Not sure...Hee hee I do know that I'm a big hunk of sap.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Ohh Randy-Sorry I was sneaky but truth be told, I didn't even know where my hub was going as I started it. I thought it would stay pretty happy go lucky but as you know, writing is a mysterious process and sometimes it takes you where you don't plan to go. Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing us a happy b-day.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Happy Birthday to you both. Wonderful hub.


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DREAM ON 4 years ago

You continue to touch my heart and soul.The love you show is endless.I hope you put every candle on the cake and both have to blow it out before the wax drips all over the place.Only one more memory to share and enjoy.You have already made 2012 a special year.I can't explain how nice it is to see two sisters bond.Through thick and thin and every place in the middle.Love and happiness forever!!!Happy Birthday to you.I would sing the rest but I can't carry a tune.So do you mind if I hum the rest.


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Arren123 4 years ago from UK

Happy birthday to both of you, wishing a wonderful day :)


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jacqui2011 4 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

Great hub. Hope you both have a fantastic 49th birthday today. Loved the hub and loved your photographs. Voted up and beautiful.


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

Ah, Linda and Laura! Two women who not only celebrate their lives once a year, but rejoice in celebrating it everyday! Your love for each other is beautiful. You cherish each other soooo much. :)

Wishing you both a very, very, very, very happy 49th birthday! May your day (and every day after) be filled with love, laughter, family and friends celebrating YOU. Happy birthday!!! xox


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Happy Birthday Minnie and Twinnie! You are both awesome and set the standard for sisterly love. I had to listen to the Van Morrison version of Have I Told You... which I think topped off this wonderful story so well. Many happy returns of the day to you both. Have missed seeing you. I'm so glad I found this one today. You are both beautiful.

Love, Peg


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi MT! A very Happy Birthday to you and your sister!

What a beautiful hub this is - and I've had few 'Black Friday' or Friday 13th birthdays - and they have been some of the best ones! I really loved this message to your sister. I had tears in my eyes and a smile on my face. It really lifted my spirits. Many, many thanks for sharing this wonderful hub!

Take care and have a wonderful birthday - both of you!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much Becky-I appreciate the birthday wish. I'm getting excited for steak tonite at one of our favorite restaurants :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear DREAM ON-You are such a sweetie for all the nice things you wrote. Sis and I are two very lucky women to have been put here together. Double the trouble and Double the fun. LOL P.S.-I don't mind if you go off tune :-0


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Kevin-Thanks for coming by my hub and wishing me a Happy Birthday. Thanks also for singing to me and sis on Redgage-I absolutely loved it! Have a great weekend my friend :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Jacqui-thanks a bunch for reading my tribute to my sister. She is the best friend anyone could ever have. Have a wonderful weekend :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

OHHH, dear Beth-your comment really touched me and I thank you so much for reading my tribute to sis. We are so blessed to have each other in this crazy world. What a great journey it's been. Hub HUGS to you my friend :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Are you trying to make me cry Peg, cause if you did, you did a great job. God Bless you for your moving words to me about this hub. I thought the Van Morrison song summed it up, quite well. Wonderful to see you here today as it made my birthday even more special. You are an amazing woman and I am so glad sis and I found you on Hubpages.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Great to see you Seeker. Isn't it funny how Friday the 13th turns out to be great in the birthday department. I am so excited about going out tonite. We're going out to one of our favorite steak restaurants. The food is amazing as well as the ambiance. Thanks so much for your birthday wish to sis and I. Blessings :-)


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Wow Happy Birthday to you both. How truly special to be one of a twin.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Happy birthday, Twins! It is wonderful to know the two of you via HubPages. May this last year in your forties be the happiest of all.


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cheerfulnuts 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I was practically teary eyed as I was reading this. I can imagine how Laura must have felt that time. Being a twin, too, I understand how important you are to Laura.

I'm following a twin blogger named Judy (JUDY H-J'S Thoughts - A Twinless Twin). A few years ago, she had lost her twin to cancer. Though she never mentioned it on her blog, I believe that she would rather have the cancer than to let her sister suffer. Last December, she lost another sibling. I pray that she would find comfort and peace despite all this.

I am really glad that you're healthy and happy now. Happy birthday and God bless!=)


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Spirit Whisperer 4 years ago from Isle of Man

A very beautiful birthday gift and expression of love. Thank you.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Happy Birthday to you both! Great hub.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Happy birthday twins..I could feel the love in your words...


stessily 4 years ago

MT: Happy birthday to you and to Laura!

The image of your twinner tackling the pharmacy was poignant and empowering.

Thank you for inviting your readers to a retrospective celebration of your happy day. Really lovely!


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pmccray 4 years ago from Utah

The sister bond is very strong, so I can only imagine that the bond between twin sister must be that times a thousand. What a beautiful hub,voted up, marked beautiful and interesting.


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kathryn1000 4 years ago from London

Happy Birthday!


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Cracknutcase 4 years ago from India,bangalore

Wish You both A very Happy & joyous birthday Dear Linda and Laura :)

It feels so good to see the love you share with each other. May You both be blessed with more.

Enjoyyyyy!!! :))


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neeleshkulkarni 4 years ago from new delhi

may the Lord forever bless you with everlasting happiness dear friend. sounds cliched but needed to say it.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

"Sisters, Sisters, there were never such Devoted Sisters"...used to be a Song, that fits you Ladies to a T. A very Happy, Healthy, 49th B-Day year to the TWO of you. I could feel the LOVE shared in your Wonderful Hub, Linda.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for the birthday wish, sweet Acaetnna. I so appreciate it!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Martie-It's been great getting to know you too. I just love our hubpages family. I intend to thoroughly enjoy this last 40 something birthday and will use my 40's for all their worth. Thanks for stopping in with the b-day wish.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Happy 49th Birthday to you both. Thank you for sharing your lovely letter to your twin. I felt the bond that you both share. Looking forward to how you both ring in your 50th birthday:)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

YIPPEE-My buddy Cheerfulnuts stopped in to wish me a happy birthday. Thanks for coming by, I was hoping to see you my sweet friend. How sad to hear of your blogger friend who lost her twin. Sis and I can't imagine how hard it would be to lose my each other. Not a conversation sis and I like to have, but we did when I was sick. I remember how many nights Laura just cried and made me promise not to leave her. I was like, "not if I have anything to do with it." I know that not wanting to leave her helped me get better and fight hard. I would like to follow this twin you speak of, if you think it's ok. I am so glad you and I found each other on our blogs. You are a very special woman.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Spirit Whisperer and so glad to see you. I want to go read one of your hubs as it's been too long. Hope your having a great weekend :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much Caroline-I really appreciate the birthday wish. It was a great birthday but I ate too much at the steak restaurant and was miserable for a couple hours. That's what I get for not stopping when my tummy told me to. LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

always exploring-thank you so much for the birthday wish. Ya, whenever I write about my sister, it's hard to not have the love seep out. She's my best friend ever and I'm so lucky to have her.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Aww, thanks so much Stessily. Ya, no one messes with a twin and gets away with it. LOL Poor thing had no idea that the problem was taken care of and she was gonna do what she had to do to get me my meds. I love her soooo Much!!!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for all the button pushing pmccray. Yes, our bond is so strong and we are very protective over each other. We try to share our bond with stories because we are a true example of unconditional love. I think our relationship can be very healing for others.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Kathryn-I just came from your hub and thoroughly enjoyed your lovely poem. Your a great poet :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi cracknutcase-Thanks for your kind words and for your nice birthday wish. We had an absolute blast yesterday. We went out for dinner at a really nice steak place with sis's kids. It was very expensive but we're worth it. LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Oh my goodness-It's so great to see you Neeleshkulkarni :-) Thanks so much for stopping by to wish me a happy birthday. I am healthy and happy and loving life these days. Those Spots are gone which I think you already knew and I am doing great. Eight years cancer free in March. It's such a blessing. Thanks for all your help during those scary days of my ify cat scan. It helped calm me so much. Your the best and I am so glad I found you on Hubpages. Your a special person.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi b.Malin-I havn't heard of this song but it sure does sound fitting for sis and I. Thanks for your kind birthday wish and for your sweet words about my tribute to Laura.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Sunshine-Thanks for coming by and wishing me and sis a happy birthday. We had such an amazing birthday. Went to dinner at a really nice restaurant and then came home to our doggies while we waited for the food to settle. Yikes, I ate way too much!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Happy Birthday to you both. This was such a lovely tribute and such great pics!


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cheerfulnuts 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Hi Linda, I guess Judy will be thrilled to have another twin follower.:) "Judy H-J'S Thoughts - A Twinless Twin" is the title of her blog.

Poor Laura, it must be very difficult for both of you. My twin and I get scared too when we talk about death.

Awww... thanks Linda. I'm also glad to have known you here. You're also a great woman, and a great fighter!:)


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA

You are both cute women. Glad you and your twin had a great birthday!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Oh my goodness, what a tear-jerker!

A very happy 49th birthday to you both, I hope you have a wonderful celebration, best wishes and hugs Lesley


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you dear Gypsy Rose. I appreciate you coming by my birthday tribute to sis. What a great birthday it was. I am so lucky to have Laura.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

You are the sweetest cheerfulnuts. I know you understand the whole twin thing so well, being a twin yourself. Again, I am glad we connected in cyberspace cause you are one special lady.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Aww, that is so sweet to say sweetiepie. We know how blessed we are to have each other. It was a wonderful birthday and our last of the 40's. Yikes :-0


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Lesley for the birthday wish. Glad you read my tribute to sis. We had a great 49th birthday. Always a pleasure to see you :-)


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

How wonderful to have a loving twin, Linda. My very best somewhat belated Happy Birthday wishes to you and Laura. May Good Fortune never lose your address. Thanks for sharing your photos. You both don't look one day over 35. Trust me.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Happy Birthday to you both. Wish you all the best and may all your dreams and wishes come true!....amen.

Prasetio


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neeleshkulkarni 4 years ago from new delhi

you made my dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Happy Birthday to two twins who are beautiful through and through! Your love and admiration for each other and the way you help each other through tough times is such an inspiration to us all of what a difference unconditional love makes.

That story about the medication moved me to tears.

Hope you were both well and happy on your 49th birthdays and stayed up till midnight as planned!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

What an awesome tribute to someone you obviously love very much. You both are so lucky to have each other. I hope your birthday was a good one, and here's wishing both of you many wonderful surprises over the coming year! Happy Birthday!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

OK drbj-You just made my day or should I say Year, with that lovely compliment. I am going to make the most out of my last year in the 40's. Life sure does fly by doesn't it? Thanks very much for coming by and wishing us a happy birthday :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Aww, sweet Prasetio-Thanks for your birthday wishes to Laura and I and bless you for your kind prayer. You have a heart of gold my friend.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much homesteadbound. I think one of the reasons God put us here together is so we can share the incredible twin bond. It can't hurt to show others what unconditional love is in this crazy world we live in. It was a really nice birthday and they always are because I get to share it with my best buddy.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Happy birthday to both of you,hope you enjoy many more wonderful birthday in years to come !

Vote up and beautiful !!!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks kashmir-I appreciate the birthday wish. The last of the forties. Gotta brag about 40's for the next twelve months. LOL


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daydreamer13 4 years ago

Oh How I love this! So voted up!!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you so much daydreamer. I am blessed to have a twin and best friend.


girltalksshop 4 years ago

Awesome hub! : ) I always wondered what it would be like to have a twin...double the fun, I bet! Great photos too! Thanks for sharing your special day with us. Happy Birthday!!...although a little late. Voted up and awesome.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks girltalksshop for the nice birthday wish. It's a gas being a twin. It's so funny that you always wonder what it's like on the other side of the fence. I can't imagine how hard it would be to be a singleton. I guess you just go with what God gives you and don't know any different. Thx for the up and awesome. Much appreciated :-)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

well, happy birthday and so fun to share it with a twin. she sounds really amazing. And I wish you all the best in your battle against cancer.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi PDXKaraokeGuy.Thanks for reading my tribute to sis. We had an amazing birthday. I am happy to tell you that I'm eight years cancer-free and the odds of it ever coming back are Very low. I am so blessed and so happy to be alive. Life is Awesome!


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful to read. What an awesome and very Blessed Bond you have. Hope you both had a lovely Birthday. :)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Lady_E. Our birthday was amazing! That dessert you see in the picture was so nummy. It was called, Chocolate Mousse Rum Cake.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

It must be so wonderful being a twin, I don't know how you can keep from living in the same house, lol. My sister is several years older than me and she really did not ever like me to be truthful because she was jealous of the closeness me and Mom had. May you both live to be 100 at least!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Jackie-It is awesome being a twin and I do live with her. I moved in about 8 years ago after being diagnosed with cancer and she was newly divorced. It's a blast living with my best friend. Thanks so much for reading my tribute to my sis.


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

How beautiful it is for sisters to care for each other so much. My wife has two sisters that are twins, and they share their home with all their children. What a wonderful way to live. I have one brother I care about very much, and sometimes we e-mail one another. Wonderful hub, and the pictures are great. God Bless You, and all your family precious heart.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

You are such a honey bunny. It's always so good to hear from you, my dear friend. I don't think I knew your wife had sisters that are twins. I think it's great they all live together. It just feels like a natural thing for Laura and I to live together after all these years since we are both single gals now.


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epigramman 4 years ago

...well it's never too late to wish anyone a sincere happy birthday so here I am to do so for both of you - I hope all is well with you and your families - I am here today to invite you both to a new group at FACEBOOK I created called LETS JUST TALK MUSIC OR CINEMA - we are in our 2nd week and having a lot of fun - 70 members so far and most of them are from the Hub - it would be a thrill and an honor to see you there and I do hope you will be able to join - just go to my FB page with my name Colin Stewart and you will see the group title in order to click for the link - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 2:39pm ontario canada


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Nothing better to warm my heart than a birthday wish from my Canadian Prince. Laura and I had a really special birthday with her kids. We went to a real swanky restaurant where they valet'd our car and were treated like royalty. It's a well known steak place that is rated one of the top in the state. We all ordered our own steak, appetizer and they brought us free dessert for the birthday. It was one of the best desserts I've ever had. It was called Brandy Chocolate Mousse Cake. They sliced a huge piece for us and we each got our own fork. After dinner we dropped the kids off at their dad's and we planned to go out for a cocktail and some fun but we ate so much, we ended up going home and getting on the pj's. I just read this comment to Laura as she is on face book and would love to be a part of your group there. I may end up being on face book some day but at this point I haven't joined because I know I'd love it and just one more site to get hooked on. Thanks so much for reading my birthday tribute to sis. Your the best Colin.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

What a great birthday tribute and a beautiful message to your twin. You both share so much love that it warms my heart. I love my two brothers ( no we're not triplets) and there's something special about the sibling connections.


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Oilersmyth 4 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Happy Birthday!


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KySmith 4 years ago from Milwaukee

Wow this was great! I can't wait to celebrate my 21st birthday with my best friend and twin sister as well! There is no bond like a bond with your twin. Thanks for sharing and I hope you both enjoy your birthday! =)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Docmo-any sibs, whether twin or not, can have that incredible connection. I am glad to hear you share this great relationship with your brothers. Sibs are such a blessing and I think we all see that, the older we get.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Oilers. It was a great birthday and here comes another looming in front of us. Thx for reading my tribute to my dear twin sister.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Ky-can I call you twinner like I do other twins? LOL I love talking with other twins, especially twins that are close like you and yours and me and mine. I can't imagine letting a Godly relationship like this, go to the wayside. We are so very blessed! Thx for stopping.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Since this was written 11 months ago...you will soon be celebrating your 50th birthday if one of the early comments about your 49th was correct. That should be quite a celebration with your twin sister Laura. She must have loved this hub with your outpouring of love and thankfulness built into it. You are so lucky to have one another! Up and beautiful votes.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Peggy and your so smart-yes, our big "50" is coming up January 13, just days after the new year. I thank God everyday that I was put here with Laura-she is the best friend and person anyone could ask for. Happy New Year my friend and may 2013 bring joy, love and laughter.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

I waited all year for this moment and I missed it.Tell me all about it.From beginning to end.Don't leave out any details or any cake.I love birthdays and your poll was closed.I hope every birthday is special and G R A N D only one thing could be better than having a birthday and that is having a twin.Double the birthday pleasure and did you go out to eat and stay up late. Belated Happy Birthday and extra love and kisses.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

You are so sweet DREAM ON-How did I get so lucky to meet such a special friend here. I still get blown away that I've made such great friendships here.

Our birthday was absolutely fabulous! To be honest, we stretched it out as much as possible. The party started on Friday and went until the real birthday on Sunday. Don't worry, I don't mean we didn't sleep or anything. We had plans with different friends or family each night. Saturday night was the biggest celebration. Maybe I should do a hub on it my friend. I just love celebrating birthday's with my best friend. It's such a blessing. Thanks so much for coming by and if I do a hub about my birthday this year, then you can take the poll.


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KenDeanAgudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

Happy birthday, very beautiful twin sisters.:)


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Aww, you are too kind :-)


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

Birthdays come around again and again.Still enjoying those special pictures from a birthday past.Proving everyone wrong birthdays do last.I love your connection so close and so great.Where will you go to celebrate?I hate to wait for the last minute.Just so happy to see you at your best.Thinking sweet nothings and every day having more fun.I love this hub that's why I came by.You must be out.So talk to you soon and as always take care and January 13, isn't as far away as you think.I give you and Laura the earliest birthday wish wink,wink.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

How sweet that you came by this old hub. I just love birthday's too. Sis and I sure have fun celebrating them. I am so blessed, like you said, having my twin sister to share my life and birthday's with. Hope your having a great weekend my friend.


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rdsparrowriter 3 years ago

Wow ! It must be an awfully wonderful experience to celebrate and have a twin sister :) Hope you'll have another great birthday together and stay blessed !


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you so much rdsparrowriter. It is a blast to have a best friend in a sister. I appreciate you taking time out to read my story. Have a great day :-)


Denizee 3 years ago

Birthday blessings to both of you. What a beautiful tribute of pure unconditional love that you have with your sister - your sentiments put tears in my eyes - you are both strong and courageous women - Best wishes for many more celebrations together -


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much Denizee-we are so blessed to have each other. Having her in my life is the best thing ever. So glad God put us here together to weather the storms.


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Wrath Warbone 2 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

Yep, a tear jerker. You sure got me with this one! Thanks.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota Author

Ha Ha-I warned you. Sis is the best friend I could ever ask for. Thank you so much for taking time out to read it.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

A beautiful hub and I found this one much too late.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota Author

It's never too late DDE. Thanks so much for reading this tribute to sis.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Thank you for sharing this with us! And Happy Birthday to you both!!


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Audrey-Thanks for coming by and reading my birthday tribute. I love my sis so much and love celebrating birthday's with her.


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CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

What a beautiful tribute! Thank you for sharing your story about your sister. She sounds like a wonderful confidant and support person in your life as well as you are to her, I'm sure.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago

Never having a twin I can listen to your words and pretend for a second when I read your hub. So wonderful to have a connection that goes far beyond what we see or feel.Thank you again. I see so many people say a birthday is just another day.I feel so sad then I go to your hub and feel all my great feelings that I love as they rush through my body from head to toe. Bringing the smile back where it belongs.Planted far and wide across my face.Like your first birthday cake from ear to ear and all over everywhere. Fun and more fun what can I say. I love when life goes well.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you so much Crafty for your heart felt comment. I am so blessed to have a best friend in my twin sister. I never have to feel alone in this crazy world. Have a great day :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota Author

Oh my dear DREAM ON-I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your lovely comment-it made me smile ear to ear to hear that it made you happy and you could feel what it's like to be me. A person who is very loved by a twin sister that even when scary times come, she is by my side. God Bless you for sharing your reaction to my story. It makes me very happy.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago

I know it's not your birthday but it is coming closer by the day. I just had one myself and all I could think of is your hub. It took awhile for all the excitement and joy to calm down. I don't think it will ever leave. Life is filled with so many moments. It is impossible to keep track of them all. So I don't loose my mind I focus on ones I love the best and keep repeating them over and over again. The feelings are the same. I am satisfied and never get tired of feeling great. That is all for now. Hope your night goes well. I send my blessings to you both and many more stories here on Hubpages as well.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota Author

We are very much alike DREAM ON. I too love cherishing moments of love and joy. Life is very short-that's why I love to write about my life and all those times I never want to forget. God Bless you for your visit -you made my day my friend. Hub Hugs :-)


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ahorseback 2 years ago

OMG , ! Just read this , not believing that I missed it before! You just made me fall right in love with the BOTH of you girls !....You are so lucky and that simply makes us all lucky .Pssst. hide this from your S.O..........awesome show of love ......Ed


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota Author

Aww-that is so kind of you to say Ed. I am the luckiest woman to have a best friend like Laura. She always has my back and I know I am Never alone. It made all the difference when I was going through the cancer journey. I am deeply touched by your beautiful comment. You just made my day and I shall have sweet dream my sweet friend.

Ha Ha-my S.O. is my twin sis and my dog Joey-No worries here, even if I had one.


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Deborah Demander 23 months ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing your love. My life is better, having read this article.

Namaste.


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Minnetonka Twin 23 months ago from Minnesota Author

It is my pleasure Deborah. Thank you for your kind and heart-felt comment. It makes my day to know others understand the love between my sister and I. Blessings :)


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DzyMsLizzy 23 months ago from Oakley, CA

What a stunningly beautiful tribute! You are both so lucky to have each other. I confess to a bit of envy; as an only child, I'll never know the connection one has to a sibling.

Luckily, my current husband is my soulmate, so I can sort of get it vicariously.

May you both enjoy many more wonderfully happy birthdays!


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Minnetonka Twin 22 months ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you so much for sharing your feelings with me about wanting a sibling. I am so glad you found a soul mate in your husband. All of us hope to have someone in or lives that we can count on and make us feel acknowledged. Thanks for reading my story about my twin sister. I feel it's important to share the unconditional love that we share. We had a nice birthday yesterday. Have a great rest of the week my friend.

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