"Cousins are childhood playmates who grow up to be forever friends."
I saw this quote on Lyric's blog (http://muirfam.blogspot.com) and knew I needed to immediately post it to mine. (I hope she doesn't mind.) I've been so unbelievably blessed to grow up to be forever friends with a few of my childhood playmates, namely Christina, Elisa and Lianna. They've seen it all: the bad fashion, bad hair, poor color choices (see below) and know me probably better than I know myself.
We've been together on countless holidays, shared hundreds of meals, made dozens of videos (even as adults), watched (and quoted) the same movies over...and over...and over...
We've toasted many a good time and supported one another through the bad times. Some of my best, most beautiful memories are with all of us together...whether it was celebrating a birthday, looking at the stars, drinking mimosas, cooking a meal together, spending time at the lake or just processing life.
They've showed me tough love when I needed it and cared enough to call me out and have the hard conversations. They've consistently challenged me and have spurred me on towards sanctification. They are constant examples of Christ's incarnate love in my life.
These are truly my forever friends. A life. A love. A fousin. I have been truly blessed with kindred spirits who know every part of me and love me still.