"Cousins are the first friends most people have as children."
You know, I've never really thought about that before. But it's so true. They are there at your first birthday party....before you've really made any other friends. They are there for all the really important things in your life.....birthday parties, Christmas (and lots of holidays for that matter), family reunions, etc. They are the first playmates of your youth...your first companions.
I have such fond memories of these cousins:
Their mom and my mom were first cousins and the best of friends.
We did not remain close as we got older but I have recently reconnected with them on Facebook and it's great to now see THEIR children!
I will never forget the memories I made with my cousins.
I pray these cousins always remain close: