Hi, I'm Teri!
“I have to say that my family and friends provided such an amazing support system for me. I think Shari felt every emotion I went through during this time. Today I am blessed and feeling fantastic!”
I am the youngest twin and the youngest sibling of four. I would like to say that I was the spoiled one but Shari (my twin) is the “golden child” of our family. Shari and I are 51 years old. We have always been close; we can talk to each other through our eyes and sometimes reach each other thoughts (seriously). Shari’s children often thought I was their mom too. It was by far the cutest thing to see them get confused as to who was their mom. As they got older, they figured it out. My son, from the time he came home he could tell us apart. Twisted Twinology is our twisted journey, separate and together through decades of life changes, learning an abundance of new fascinations and living life to the best of our ability. Shari and I want to share these parenting tips, twin wisdom and creative perceptions with you.
I am married and blessed with one son. We have two fat cats and one very spoiled puppy. Paul, my husband and I have been married for 25 years. Ironically, my twin sister and her husband, Trey introduced us. Paul and Trey grew up together and even went to college together. Our son, Daxston, was born in the Philippines; we adopted him when he was two years old. Paul and I tried infertility (all of it) for over six years. Then we decided to adopt, one of the best decisions we ever made!
I stayed home for three months with Dax but we decided he needed to be in a social environment to help him learn English and to develop his social skills. Dax went to daycare and I can’t tell you how much that helped him. I continued to work full time and still do, I am a meeting planner by trade but now manage a team. I went to college in Georgia while I worked full time (after Shari begged me to move to Georgia with her). Dax is 15 years old, in high school and is athletic kid and plays a variety of sports.
But little did I know what was to come.
A Life Changer
When I was 49 years old, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. That day forever changed our lives. Words you never ever want to hear!! We caught it early, stage 1, so I went through four treatments of chemotherapy and five weeks of radiation. Two reconstructive surgeries and two years later I am getting back into the groove of life. But I have to say that my family and friends provided such an amazing support system for me. I think Shari felt every emotion I went through during this time. Today I am blessed and feeling fantastic!