Your daddy and I both grew up around lots of family. There was always a birthday to celebrate or a holiday potluck. Or just riding four wheelers on Sunday afternoon with all the cousins. We attended each other's ballgames and dance recitals. Birthday parties and high school graduations. I had friends who didn't have families like that. Their families were small or they lived too far away or they just weren't close. I was always so glad to have such a big family.
And so, you are lucky. To have cousins to grow up with. To have things like Cousin Camp every summer. And birthdays. And holidays.
Do not take this for granted.
Not everyone is so lucky.