The joy of new siblings for my dad, meant NEW COUSINS for my sister and I. Our family isn’t very large, so doubling the cousin count was THRILLING! We had so-o-o-o much fun together that after the barbeque was over, we decided to take the party over to my cousin’s grandparent's house; where swimming, pizza, and washers filled the rest of the night.
I NEVER once had doubt in my mind that these people were related to us. There was absolutely no denying the similarities between the four siblings. If you were to line all of them up and look at them, there are physical traits that they all share. Between the four of them, there are also MANY personality traits that they have in common. For example, my dad and one of the sisters are more quiet and reserved, whereas my uncle Jay and the other sister enjoy being the life of the party. It’s even quite comical that my dad and one of the sisters are so similar, that they even have the same profession as math teachers and coaches at the schools where they work! What are the odds!?
Since our initial meeting, we have gone to church, out to eat, shopping, and spent many hours catching up on 44 years of lost time. I guess you could say that the pieces of the puzzle have finally been put back together!
Until next time ladies and gents,