Twin Sisters

My grandmother Beppie (the girl on the left in both pictures)
died a few years ago. One of the bravest things I did so far is read a poem on her funeral (I'm not a public speaker). I still think about her a lot. 
I like that she was one of a two egged twin. I secretly dream about having twins someday as well. Her twin sister Annie is still alive. Beppie and Annie didn't look much like each other in the past, but about a year ago I visited the town my grandma, her family and my mother grew up in when I ran in to my grandmothers twin sister. At first I was completely in shock because she now is the spitting image of my grandma. I sat with her in the bus, and when we were at her stop, and the bus left, she waved at me exactly like my grandma waved at me. It was almost magical.

She also lives in the same elderly home my grandma lived in,
and tomorrow, my mom and I are going to visit her. I think it'll be very weird, almost like going back in time to visit my grandma, except it will be her sister. At the same time I'm very grateful though, that I get to spend some time with someone as close to my grandma as it's going to get, a piece of her.

Grandma, Grandpa, Me - 1986

♡ Nikki


  1. Wat een prachtige foto's zeg. Op de een of andere manier hebben zulke oude foto's ook iets onheilspellends.

    Heel veel plezier morgen. Ik ben benieuwd naar de foto's die je daar maakt!

  2. Very sweet post. Just got back from visiting my grandparents in Poland. so seeing them is still fresh in my mind.

  3. I'm so sorry about your gran :( it's so weird not having them around any more. My gran died about four weeks ago, and my exam results for uni came yesterday. So weird not being able to call and tell her.


  4. aw that is the sweetest story!
    p.s. i'm your newest follower!
    xo dana

  5. Wat een mooie en bijzondere foto's :) Het lijkt me zo apart om een tweeling te zijn en dan de ander te moeten missen.

  6. Grappig (en ontroerend). Ik heb hetzelfde met broers en zussen van mijn oma. Alsof er toch nog iets van haar op deze wereld is. Op een vreemde manier is dat fijn en ook een beetje verdrietig.