Sunday, April 4, 2010
A cousin I had never met came and visited this weekend. It's amazing when you meet someone you have never really talked to or been around and you feel like you have known them a million years! A lot of this has to do with my cousin's personality, she is blessed with having a warm nature and kind heart that makes strangers friends immediately.
Her husband was very nice too, and had the same sense of humor. I laughed until I cried. We looked at family pictures and my Mom was able to give her some information on who was related to who and what it was like growing up in such a large family. Mom was glad to finally meet a little niece she had never gotten to see grow up. I say little, but my cousin is my age so I guess it's relative to my Mom's age!
I look forward to seeing my cousin again and maybe getting to meet her children too. Mom was energized because she looked at pictures she had not thought about in years, and brought up memories she had almost forgotten. My cousin's children look so much like my nieces and nephews they could be brothers and sisters rather than cousins. We got to look at a entire online picture album of her family thanks to the magic of the internet!
We are going to work together trying to trace some ancestry down. I had done it in the past and she has done quite a bit of work going back even further than I had, so we are going to see what we can find out. I had forgotten how fun I find that type of detailed work.
The Headache tried to make itself known this weekend but I have been able to squash it with voltage so far. Not much sleep last night because it was being pesky, hoping for a good night tonight! Maybe I just laughed too much? Surely not!!! I'm willing to pay the price for a good weekend anyway.