Daily Gratitude Day 6 – Cousins

I have been so fortunate to grow up with a family who is very close and I am so thankful for all that they bring to my life.  My Mom comes from a family of six, so there are lots of aunts, uncles and cousins.  We spend tons of time together celebrating family milestones and events.  We spend every Thanksgiving together, sitting down to a wonderful meal.  All of the girls get together a few times a year to head to the shore for a fun girls weekend.  I am amazed how close we have stayed as we have grown older.  Most of us have now married and have children of our own.  We make every effort to get together with our kids to head to the boardwalk in the summer, the pumpkin patch in the fall and downtown to the Light Show and to see Santa at Christmas.  A few of us have even traveled together to Disney.  We have begun so many mutual traditions.  They are traditions we always look forward to doing with one another.  Our children now share the same bond we have for all of these years.  It is so true when they say many friends may come and go, but your family will always be there.  Cousins – they really are like a second set of brothers and sisters.  And next month, twin baby cousins will be joining the clan.  I am so excited to meet them and experience all of the love and joy they will add to the mix of cousins! 

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