I am blessed to have amazing people in my life. I have a dad who helps me with house stuff at the drop of a hat, a mom who gives everything she can to whomever is in need, a brother with a big heart who rough houses with my boys, and many others. Today, another one of those amazing people stepped back into my life.
My cousin J is in town for a week and it is an absolute gift. I have always thought of her as a sister. We are a few months apart and are the only girl cousins on my mom's side of the family. We never got a ton of time together growing up, but when we did...it was always memorable.
J is one of those people who makes you a better person when you are with her. She is always a listening ear and constantly turns the attention away from herself. She is genuinely interested in everything that is happening in your life and is excited to learn more about you. I have always wished that we lived closer to each other. If there is anyone that I would like to be like, it's her. Her positive attitude and zest for life is contagious. Is she truly a beautiful person inside and out.
J is due to have her second child in June. Our little ones will have a similar spread to the two of us. She is having a little boy but I hope that my little girl will have a close bond to J's son just like we have together.
It was so fun catching up with her today and I look forward to the time we'll have together this next week. Time always goes quickly but I am always left with a smile on my face when she is here. She truly is my almost sister.