Family has always been an important part of my life. Being an only child, I do not take family for granted. Aunts, uncles and cousins were important relationships.
Unfortunately, being an only child limits my opportunities for being an uncle. But that is where Amanda’s family comes in. I have a nephew on the other side of the country that I love but don’t see often. Thankfully, we have another nephew who lives not far from us.
We had our nephew with us for the day yesterday. It was great to see our children playing with him and developing that cousin relationship. We all went swimming at a local pool and had lots of fun. It was great to be in the role of uncle Steve for a day. It brings back memories of my own experience with extended family.
Family is important and that is Good News.