When it comes to families, mine is somewhat unusual in that I’m one of twins but have no other siblings or cousins. When I was younger, I sometimes wished for a big brother to look out for us—preferably one of linebacker proportions—but other than that, I didn’t mind being from a small family because I didn’t know what I was missing.
But this summer, I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by a dozen cousins. People-wise, there are two brother-sister combos and one brother-sister-sister combo—all cousins. Goat-wise, Blueberry’s twins are cousins to Meels’ triplets. I’ve observed that people-cousins play and spar with each other as spiritedly as do goat-cousins!
|Jubilee (foreground) with two of her cousins|
|L to R: Autumn, Dane, Hunter, Addie, Colton, Coy (not pictured: one-year old Katie, who is too young for riding horses)|
“Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.” –ROMANS 12:10 (NKJV)