|Linda - left|
Elaine (me) - right
This is the day that my dear cousin Linda was born.
For all you folks out there who have large extended families, who get together regularly at holidays or family reunions, who live near to each other and share the fun things of life together, ... for all you folks out there ... you need to know that not everyone is a lucky as you.
As children Linda and I enjoyed playing together. We were friends. Our parents were related (our fathers were brothers) and had been close. Her father was my God Father. Growing up I was several hundred miles away from my cousins. Somewhere along the years, family issues separated us. We continued to grow and change, but separately. As adults, that cousin relationship seemed lost forever.
Then one miraculous day, the distance and years seemed to disappear. The story and pictures of our reunion thanks to my sister can be found here at this link. Joy, love and companionship has grown from that reunion and it still remains a miracle in my mind. We lost probably 40 years of sharing in each other lives, but we are once again loving family and friends. We are living the life now we were meant to live so many years ago.
It was meant to be!
Things that are meant to be cannot be deterred.
Happy Birthday, my dear cousin.
You are much loved!
May we continue to build many wonderful memories together going forward.