“Family” or “Another cousin once-removed”

Just recieved word that my cousin Jenn had her second son, Simon. 8 lbs, 6 oz., 20 inches long.

To be honest, I haven’t been good at keeping close tabs on my cousins’ kids. I know they have them, and I see them when we get together and enjoy watching their families grow… Just hard to keep track of it all.

But Simon’s birth announcement jumped out at me when I read this line in my uncle Dennis’ e-mail. To frame it with some context, Aunt Joyce passed away in November.

“This was a very significant day for me. It would have been Joyce’s and my 35th wedding anniversary, now it will be Simon’s birthday. God is good.”

God is good indeed.

By Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a marketer, blogger and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

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