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The Triplets

The first of the triplets arrived early this morning. Amber and Mike greeted their firstborn, Eli, at 4:30 a.m. Amber is my cousin-the oldest in a set of 3 11 months apart. I’m the youngest. In a few weeks, Dusty and Jaime—along with big siblings Kayla and Blake—will greet their new addition. Dusty is 6 months older than me. My little one will be last in line, just as I was.

Once upon a time the 3 of us were very close. Over the years we’ve drifted apart, as extended family often does. I see them all at Christmas, every other year at Thanksgiving, and sporadically in between. This year I have seen them more than ever—thanks to family weddings and showers. Our current circumstances have brought us a bit closer together—seated at the pregnancy table.

I’m looking forward to Christmas when we will all be together again, accompanied by the next generation of the Cousins Three. We’ll listen to the adults wax poetic about their deja vu. We’ll chat in the corner as we happily pass off our spawn to anyone and everyone who wants a turn. Well, except for Amber who will probably hover over her firstborn as if his life depended on it. It’s been 11 years since we parted ways, and together once again, we’ll marvel over the circumstances that brought us right back to the same place in life.

Congratulations, Amber and Mike! I can’t wait to meet the first of the Triplet Cousins!

One Response to “The Triplets”

  1. I think that is soo cool that they will have cousins so close in age. My kids were first, so they have always been the “Seniors” with nobody even close. They always got called to babysit, but never were able to develop any close relationship. That is awesome for yours..