We've been friends and cousins for over 60 years now
Through days of playing dolls and with our teddy bears
To dancing in church pageants and Sunday family dinners
Throughout all this time, we became more-special friends.
Then came marriage, motherhood, later divorce adjustments
We each moved back to Utah from California to make new lives
As single parents-supportive conversations have sustained us
Then she found another companion and made a new life.
Years passed and despite distances we've kept in touch
More than cousins, we became sisters in an eternal family
We've shared good times and difficult times, researched
our roots, cried together and celebrated each other's successes.