I just got home from visiting my cousin and his wife ,both of whom I hadn’t seen in years. I grew up far away from any extended family and got used to having only my immediate family around me for love and support. Today’s visit got me thinking about how important it is to have loved ones around you. Yes, I know that we all acknowledge this importance but I don’t think it is until their presence is limited do we really understand how it affects our everyday existence. I have a big smile on my face and that, my friends, is a gift that is entirely priceless.