This is me and my sweet cousin Makayla on this day, exactly a decade ago. My family traveled to see me graduate college.
I texted Makayla (she has a cell phone = heartbreaking) this picture.
Her response: Wow. I was cute and you were pretty.
Me: You still are cute.
Her: I know.
What a witty, rad little girl. My bud. Even through moves, marriage and a life-altering injury, my two little cousins still love us unconditionally.
Ah, kids. Look at that little smushface.
Am I really 10 years older? I feel 30 years wiser.