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Lisa Leonard is mom to two boys, David, 13 and Matthias, 12 and wife to Steve. In between school and work they spend their time playing outdoors on the central coast of California, eating chocolate chip pancakes, tapping tunes on the piano (David) and choreographing elaborate light saber duels (Matthias)....

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  1. What a sweet gift you’ve given your niece:) I’m not a twin, but I still needed to hear these words today–my soul is uniquely my own. Thank you!

  2. I had to comment…..my name is Megan so it struck me when the message arrived in my inbox. I love how God uses these things to speak to us just where we are. I’m a 40 year old mom to 2 adopted Chinese daughters, living abroad- very far from that precious young swimmer twin named Megan…..BUT GOD and HIS WORD are useful to even me…this Megan. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Aww. Thank you for sharing! Psalm 139:14 is one of my favorite Bible verses to read and to share. What a wonderful reminder:)! We are made fearfully, wonderfully, and lovingly:), as I like to add. God sees each of us as individuals. God knows us by name. He knows our secret thoughts. God wants the best for us. Thank you Lord! Thanks again for sharing:)! God bless everyone ~

  4. Part of your being fearfully and wonderfully made is your ability to encourage others through your writing. We each have our own unique set of gifts that no one else possesses. Thank you for using yours well and for sharing…
    Blessings,
    Bev

  5. Thank you for your words. I know as a younger sister, older sisters can seem the ideal and it’s easy to feel not good enough when comparing. Yet it is so important we know that God has made us different, but equally valuable, because He has a different purpose for each of us.

  6. Thank you. I have two older sisters and even though my sister next to me is 4 years older than me I was always compared and sometimes mistaken for her when teachers would call me by her name instead of my own. Always made to feel I was never good enough. I remember when I was in first grade and the second grade teacher kept calling me “Sandra” instead of “Lucille”. In a tone of voice she didn’t like I finally said, “I’m not Sandra I’m Lucille!” My punishment was to miss recess and have to stay inside with my head down on my desk.
    I know that verse of scripture but I could not personalize it to believe that God loves me just because of who I am, my soul included.
    Thank you so much!

  7. I have a twin sister too…..and I TOTALLY get everything you said here. We have lived within 3 miles of each other all our (63) years (except when she went away to school)…still talk almost every day…still dress alike (usually not on purpose), act alike, think alike, talk alike, get mixed up by others…..and still best friends! Thanks for sharing

    • Yes! I love that. They’ll have a dear friend that knows them so well, but they’ll have to learn who they are, apart from their twin. So beautiful. xo

  8. An interesting insight for those of us who are not twins…but we too share some of these same ‘thoughts’ about comparing ourselves to others. This is a special letter to your neice…but what about something special for her twin. I would like to see her photo as well, when you post a letter to Megan’s twin. 🙂
    Thanks for writing this!
    Susan G.

  9. I have 3 girls – no twins. However, I enjoy getting to know each of their differences and likes. On the days I get it (mothering) wrong, I am overwhelmed with joy at how quickly they forgive me once I admit my mistake.

  10. So interesting! My twins are 9 and the bestest of giggly girl friends. I have always been jealous of their friendship, and never even considered the dark side of having someone “almost” just like you. I’ll be sure to pay attention to that as they enter the teen / tween years…
    thanks!

  11. I am one of 4 girls–the youngest. Each of us is different in soo many ways. It can be oh so easy to say”I’m not as smart as___” or “I’m not as outgoing as___”. God made each of us to be unique and wonderful. He created us for different reasons.

    We must realize that we are Fearfully & Wonderfully made by the Creator of the Universe and Glorify him with our talents!! 🙂

  12. This resonated… I’m an identical twin and for coming two years have endured the heartbreaking rejection by my twin…. which she, a faithful Christian like me, does in the name of God. I think we both knew we had to find our own selves after closeness became codependency… I wish there was a way besides severing our twinliness. I just keep praying….