Last week I got the chance to spend time with my cousin, one on one….just the girls. She has grown up to be a beautiful, smart, woman (well, she did have me as a mentor LOL). Had to say that otherwise she will think I mean all these compliments. We are 17 years apart and we are the only two girls on my mom's side of the family so we have always been close. I am proud to say that I am her Godmother so I have had the great fortune to see her grow up and I have played many roles in her life.
But now the playing field has leveled out and she is a woman (thankfully I still think of myself being in my late 20's so that bridges the age gap). I wanted to spend some time alone without the kiddos and it was great……we took in the beach.
With our cooler packed and our red solo cups (thank you Toby Keith!) I took her to the place that means the most to me…..the beach for some "sand between the toes time". She has a stressful job and this was what we both needed!
We settled in for a great sunset…….
I am so proud of her. She is an amazing woman and I value the bond we have. I am also thankful she got my sense of humor (thank you to our family for that!) to add to her great beauty…….
"Don't wait for time – Make it. Don't wait for love - Feel it. Don't wait for money – Earn it. Don't wait for the path – Find it. Don't wait for opportunity – Create it. Don't go for less - Get the best. Don't Compare – Be unique. Don't fight for misfortune – Transform it. Don't avoid failure – Use it. Don't dwell on a mistake - Learn from it. Don't back down – Go around. Don't close your eyes – Open your mind. Don't run for life – Embrace it."