Sunday, April 4, 2010


Easter Visit

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.


  1. Glad you were able to enjoy your cousins company. Blessings.

  2. Thanks JBR - hoping you have a better April than your March!

  3. My Dear Emily,
    I am so glad that my grandbaby is named after you and pray she grows to have your beauty and your mind. How sweet of you to mention me in your writing!!!! You know I am a fan of you, before we even met. I, my dear, also feel as though we have been together for years and grown up together. This makes me want to research even more about inherited traits. Do we automatically love one another cause we have the same blood in our veins, or is it because of our nature to accept those unconditionally who will claim to be relatives...LOL!! Walter and I loved our time with you all and we still cannot get over the fact that our kids and your nieces and nephews are exact replicas of each other!!! What is going on there??? They look more alike that Jeff's youngsters or Cindy's??? That is remarkable!!!! I hope to stay in close contact with you all and keep us in your heart, cause my dear, you are in ours!!! Once again, thank you so much!!!

  4. Shelah, we feel blessed that you and Walter came by! DNA is a weird thing - maybe we can recognize the similarities some subliminal level....

    Some people are just sympatico. I just think our minds think alike for whatever reason, might be because we both know that Craig played 3/4 court basketball!!! Now THERE's a real skill!