My cousin and I didn't actually meet each other till we were about 50 years old. She and I lived only a couple towns away the whole time.. and when I met her we couldn't believe that we had lost all that time knowing each other. We became close quite fast.
She plays guitar and sings and paints and writes, and is a healer. She lives in Asheville NC now, but we still are close- by phone anyway. I can always talk to her and she helps me a lot.
A cousin is a special kind of person. Hallmark doesn't seem to have cousin birthday cards- at least I couldn't find one- so here's my version.
Happy Birthday Julie Dean! I love you!