my cousin is turning 30 today. we make each other laugh. we have inside jokes. we listen to each other cry and help each other mourn. we let each other complain without judgement. we help each other find solutions with great advice. we also clash (especially over that doll with the pink dress christmas 1992). she’s outgoing and i’m shy sometimes. we push each other’s buttons. we worry about each other. we approach situations completely differently. but we’re always family. and even better…we’re always friends. so happy birthday, lauren!