Monday, October 15, 2012

In Memory Of My Twin - Creative Monday Linky

        As I approach another anniversary of my identical twin sister's death on October 16 I reflect and give God thanks for all the wonderful times we had over the years. I like to create photo collages so here is one of some of our favourite pictures that I made with Photovisi collage. I also include a poem I wrote in tribute to my twin.






You Live On Through Me
By Judy Haughton-James

I look in the mirror and what do I see?
You who looked so much like me.
After your death it made me feel so blue
At times I did not know what to do.

Many a day I was afraid to even speak,
It sounded like your voice and made me weak.
Now as I ponder and wonder for awhile,
Thank God I can manage to smile your smile.

This has been the deepest valley of my life,
But I will fight on when low moments are rife.
For sure I will never forget that what I see,
Is that you, my twin, lives on through me.

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44 comments:

My Froley said...

Must be so hard to look in the mirror and see your sister who you miss. I'm sure that no one but a twin would be able to know how that feels. I think, as you've said, the most important thing is to cherish the memories.
http://myfroley.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot for stopping by and sharing your comments My Froley. You have summed up my situation so well and as you rightly state it is important to cherish the memories. Have a great week.

Winnie said...

I think (no, I'm sure) Janine sees and reads this poem and smiles....:)
As you always be together... even when she's in another world.

I'm a very emotional girl and I just want to send you a BIG hug:)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks so much for your kind thoughts Winnie. I am truly grateful. A BIG hug to you too. Have a wonderful week.

Lisa @ akawest said...

You can add another hug from me. I will be thinking of you, and your sister, even though we have never met.

Lisa

Naila Moon said...

I have an uncle who is a twinless twin. I never met him. I would have liked to.
Beautiful post to your sister.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Lisa! I appreciate your kindness. A BIG hug to you too. Have a great week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Naila. I am sorry that your uncle also lost a twin. Take care and all the very best to you.

Alderberry Hill said...

Have a happy week, thanks for hosting!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Alderberry Hill! A good week to you too.

Clairejustine said...

Such a wonderful and moving poem Judy....love your collage thanks for co hosting again :)

Diane said...

What a beautiful poem Judy. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate the wonderful memories you and your sister shared. Take care dear friend :)

Katherines Corner said...

oh my beautiful friend, what a lovely poem and tribute to your sister. Sending hugs to you always. xo p.s. thank for hosting

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Clairejustine. It is good to be co-hosting again. Have a great Monday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Katherine. Hugs to you too and have a wonderful week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Diane! Have a great day.

Paula Miller said...

Hugs Judy! Such a beautiful poem :) I'm sure she is still with you every day!

xo,
Paula

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for helping to lift my spirit Paula. Have a wonderful Monday.

Laurie Collett said...

So glad I found you! It's my first time linking up. Your blog is a blessing and I am now following it, and I invite you to follow mine, Saved by Grace:
http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/
Love in Him,
Laurie Collett

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Laurie,
Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog. I will definitely follow back. Take care and have a good week.
Judy

Sandee said...

The poem is awesome Judy. Excellent in fact.

Have a terrific day. :)

Theresa said...

Beautiful collage and a very touching poem. What a lovely way to remember your sister on the anniversary of her passing. Sending big hugs your way too!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your kind words Theresa. They are truly appreciated. Big hugs to you too. Have a wonderful week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Sandee. I never tried to write a poem until after Janine's death. It was good advice from Dr. Raymond Brandt in his book about twin loss. It has proven to be therapeutic. Have a wonderful day.

Laurie Collett said...

Thanks so much for following Saved by Grace, Judy! I appreciate it!
Blessings,
Laurie

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome Laurie! Take care and all the very best to you.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings at this time. I am the mom of identical twin girls and I know how extremely close they are so I can't imagine your pain. You are in my prayers.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Lauren. It is great that you have identical twin girls. All the very best to you and your family.

E.J. Tvilling said...

Beautiful poem, Judy. I can relate so much, almost as if you were reading my exact thoughts. Thank you so much for sharing. Huge hugs. <3

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Evie. Oh, it is an experience that twinless twins know so well. Huge hugs to you too.

Julia Gibson said...

Wanted to pop in and say hi. Haven't been by lately. It is always rough on the anniversary... I lost my brother 12 years ago on September 22nd. I'll be thinking about you tomorrow.

Julia
www.momontherunx2.net

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Julia! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for hosting! I am sharing my chocolate chip pound cake today. :-)

Esther V said...

Hi Judy!

Thanks for joining the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop last week at Frugallivingandmore.com

I hope you will stop by this week - you are the Featured Blog! You can check it out at this link:
http://www.frugallivingandmore.com/2012/10/totally-tuesday-blog-hop-week-of-101612.html

Tina GivingNSharing said...

Hi! I'm visiting from the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop and thought I'd say hi. =D

If you'd like to follow back you can visit both of my blogs @

http://familyliteracy2.blogspot.com
http://givingnsharing.blogspot.com

Thanks! Tina 'the book lady'

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Such a sad story

Betty Manousos said...

your post did really touch my heart, judy!

beautiful poem and collage!!


Judy Haughton-James said...

Sounds good Lisa! Thanks for linking up. Have a great Tuesday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Mel,
Sad indeed especially today but I am fighting on and keeping the faith. Have a good day.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Tina! I will definitely visit your Blogs. Have a good day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Esther! It is great to be the featured Blog this week. Have a good day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Betty! Take care and all the very best to you.

Maria said...

another wonderful collage. the poem you wrote is beautiful, judy!! janine is so loved and your words express so much of how you feel for her. thank you for sharing. i love seeing all the photos of you two together...you can see the true bond the two of you shared. i wish you much healing this week...i'm thinking of you and sending many prayers. <3<3<3
maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Maria,
Thank you very much. I am glad you like the poem. I need to write more poems!:) Janine and I were really very close. I am keeping the faith and with all the support I have received I am fighting on. Thanks so much for all the encouragement you have given me. I am truly grateful. Lots of Love to you.
Judy

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