A Letter To My Cousins

People say that we start and end with family. In the end, it is your family that will be there to support you no matter what. My dad always said that your family members are your biggest fans, and he couldn’t be more right.


Sometimes we don’t know how lucky we are. I came to this realization when I was listening to the radio and the popular song, “See You Again,” came on: How can we not talk about family when family is all that we got? The lyrics struck me in a weird way, and I started to really think about my cousin. I am so lucky to be able to call one of my family members, not only my cousin, but also my best friend.


This is an open letter to my best friend, Cousin brother, Cousin sisters, thanking for all the memories, laughs, and support throughout my life.


Dear Cousins,


I don’t think I’ve ever taken the time to thank you for all the things that make me lucky to call you my best friend, and I don’t think I will ever be able to. But here’s a start:


Thank you for enduring, and even encouraging.


Thank you for filling me in on all the family gossip.


Thank you for sitting with me at every holiday.


Thank you for being a shoulder to cry on during the bad memories


Thank you for not making fun of me when I knew zero lyrics to a song but chose to sing along anyway.


Thank you for making me laugh until it hurt.


Thank you for accepting that we will be late for everything when we are together.


And, thank you for being you in my life. I never imagined my life without you, But I also remember all these things as well which we have done Thank you.


There are so many things that my audience won’t understand about this latter. One thing that I want to make clear though is that family is such a precious gift. Our days are numbered and no one loves us more than those we are born with.




Wahid Bhat

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