To My Cousin, We Used To Just Hang Out On Family Vacations But Now You're My Best Friend
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To My Cousin, We Used To Just Hang Out On Family Vacations But Now You're My Best Friend

Not just my cousin, but also my best friend.

To My Cousin, We Used To Just Hang Out On Family Vacations But Now You're My Best Friend

Everyone has someone that completely understands them. That person that they vibe with really well. The person they know they can count on no matter what. The person you would get matching tattoos with.

For me, this person is my cousin. We are the same age, and we weren't as close when we were growing up as we are now. When we were growing up, she was just someone in my family I hung out with on family vacations and saw once or twice a year. Now, she is my best friend.

We didn't get really close until we were about 16 or 17 years old, and I am beyond glad we did. We went from seeing each other once or twice a year to taking trains and planes to see each other. She is the one person I know I can talk to about anything. I know I can always rely on her for a laugh, a word of advice, a funny story, and so much more.

I know that although we are hundreds of miles away, she will always be there no matter what, and I will be there for her. It's always good to know you have a friend by your side no matter what. It feels even better to know that that person is also your cousin. The person who understands your family like you do. The person who will be there for you even if everyone else turns against you.

Thank you, Julia, for answering my random phone calls. For responding to my texts that make no sense. For laughing at my stupid jokes. For making me feel better when I'm sad. For always knowing exactly what to say. For cooking dinners with me. Of course, thank you for being a dumb idiot with me. Thank you for being not only the best cousin I could ask for but also the best friend I could ask for.

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