My people.

If you've spent any amount of time on my blog, you may have wondered why I don't talk about any siblings. Well, that's an easy one to answer...I don't have any! While I have been on the only child train, I do have two cousins that could practically be my brother and sister. Before I got married and moved into the city, they lived right up the road from my house. I babysat them for many summers, see them every Sunday, they're my people. My little-but-not-so-little-anymore people. Coley graduates tomorrow and will be 18 this fall and on Monday we celebrated Deanna's 15 birthday. 

I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that Coley is going to college and Deanna is about to be driving on the highway. Both are extremely frightening...but exciting ;) My hear swells with happiness for these two as they are growing up and turning into wonderful young people. I just love them so. 

In true "if we were brother and sister" fashion, they aggravate the heck out of me and I give them the 3rd degree far too often about friends and parties...like any good big sister would do.

Grateful just scrapes the surface when I think about these two. I'm so proud of the people that they are becoming. We all love each other so much and I'm so thankful for that. God knew by not giving me siblings that he'd give me two cousins that would look practically just like me and fill my heart with so much joy.

Coley is going 4 hours away to school and I know he's nervous, but I'm so happy for him. He's going on a golf scholarship and I can't wait to see how his golf game transforms and to watch him get better and excel. Deanna is an excellent artist and extremely creative. Full of sass...too much sass (did I say that? whoops!) but she has a huge heart.

I'm even more grateful for how well they get along with Josh. Josh and Coley are embarking on a golf weekend later this month...without me! He is always giving Deanna a hard time but they love him and that makes my heart. On the day of our wedding both Coley and Deanna cried so hard. You'd thought someone was kidnapped, ha! We may not be siblings but they sure do get their emotional side from me ;) Exhibit A below of Deanna crying...HER EYES OUT! ha!

Here's to you little ones, who will always be little ones in my eyes. I love you so very much and am so proud of the young people you are becoming. Rock on, sweet ones.

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