There’s an old proverb — “Cousins by chance, friends by choice.” It’s certainly true in my life. I am lucky to have many cousins, all of whom I adore. The older we all get, the more I like them for who they are & not just because we’re related. They are a link to my past & our family history — one our children will share in the future when we’re gone. I take comfort in that.
Little Libby is lucky to have three fantastic cousins of her own. They look out for her, they tease her & someday they’ll be telling her stories of when she was a baby. They’ll always be connected. And if spending an afternoon with them is enough to predict the future, they’ll always be friends.