Last month I was able to contact by phone, a long lost cousin. We had not been in touch since our early twenties when we met briefly. She got to meet Sebastian as a two year old. I found her using the internet and was so proud to finally talk with her. It turns out that she now has a baby of her own, a beautiful little girl. I was also sad to hear that our grandmother (our mothers' mother) passed away very recently. Our grandmother was at the center of her family and was a very sweet and loving woman. I am glad that she had people she loved around her all of her life.
When we were children, my cousin and I only got to see each other on and off because as I mentioned my dad was in the Air Force and we moved every few years. My mother's side of the family is from Georgia. I remember Georgia and how green it is, and I remember how my cousin used to sing, she had an amazing voice, like the kids you see on American Idol. I remember that she was always kind and generous to my brother and I every time we met. The amazing thing to me is that after all these years she looks exactly the same. I mean it really is stunning. I am posting her picture because she is so beautiful in her wedding dress, I can't resist. With her is our Aunt who passed away in 2010. It was the obituary I found for her that led me to my cousin. An amazing and strong women, I wish I had been able to let her know how much I admire and love her.