"Cousin to cousin we’ll always be, special friends from the same family tree."
My wonderful cousin Candice is getting married this weekend to her fantastic love, James. I'm so happy and delighted for them as they start this new chapter in their lives :) Welcome to the family, James!! We love you!!
"Cousins are many. Best friends are few. What a rare delight to find both in you."
I'm incredibly grateful for the special bond I have with my cousin, and that she has been so understanding and supportive in my desire and need to move to Europe. She is an avid traveler herself, has seen so much of the world, and will continue to do so with her husband-to-be. She is always there for me, and I am always there for her too.
We grew up together, we understand each other, and have an equal love of all things nostalgic and kitschy. Anything that reminds us of our German influenced childhood, hodge podge antique stores that feel like our Grandmother Meta's home, which we spent so much time in, Garden Gnomes, Julie Andrews, and so on. I know our Grandmother would be very happy for her and James, as will all her family that are with us and watching over us. The bond is deeper than words can describe, and I care about her so much!
"Cousins are usually the first friends we have as children. No one will ever understand your crazy family like your cousins do."
I can hear my Mother asking me "What do you mean our family is crazy!?". Well Mom, what family isn't?
Can you tell we're related?? :) ↓
Have a fantastic wedding day, Candice and James!! I'm sending you a giant hug and kiss from Germany, best wishes, so much love, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
(See you on SKYPE soon!)