I hope you got a chance to see your cousins. It’s such a rare occasion that anyone can get here from the East Coast in the middle of the Winter. It would be a shame if you don’t get the chance.
These are your family. 18+ cousins, Uncles, Aunts, and–as of last year, two new great-grand-children–all accepted into our family.
You never have to accept any less. Your life increases with all of us. I hope you learn this gift.