July 27, 2018
Twin Promise – What It Means to Me
I wanted to share with you all why I chose the name Twin Promise for my blog. I am not even sure how old we were when we started saying “twin promise” or “tp” (for short) to each other. I remember when we were young there was some TV show with twins who had super powers and when they would activate their powers, they would say “twin powers unite” or some weird shit like that. We knew wanted to have our own saying, so we came up with “twin promise”. It eventually evolved into the standard measure for us knowing that if we said twin promise or tp, we couldn’t lie to each other. For example, if I were to try on a pair of pants and ask her, “do these pants make my ass look fat? She would say, “no”. If I suspected she was lying I would say, “Aily, tp, do these pants make my ass look fat?” She would have to fess up and say, “okay, they look a little snug, tp tp.” Her “tp, tp” at the end would mean, okay I am telling you the truth. There wasn’t much we could keep from each other with this tp rule always being in effect!!! There were only a few times when I think we both tried to lie on a “tp”, but we both knew when we were trying to pull the wool over each other’s eyes, and we quickly fessed up. I am telling you, our twin promises would make us fold faster than a polygraph test!!
The second reason I chose Twin Promise for the blog, is because before she passed, Aily made me promise her that I would continue to live the life we had always wanted, and that I would live my best life in her honor. She told me to take all the time I need to grieve, but then to pick myself up off the floor and live, really live. She told me to do all the things we wanted to do together, never take a day for granted. If I learned anything in these past 2 ½ years, it’s to live every day like it’s the last. I promised her I would live life to the fullest, travel, make memories, do what makes me happy, and give back to others. As we all know, I cannot ever go back on a twin promise, and I don’t intend to start now!