In the spirit of being thrilled, my cousin, Jennifer and her husband, Aerrick, just had their first baby–a gorgeous little girl named Marlee Hope. So, what does that make me? I’ve never been good at familial terms past aunt, uncle, cousin, mom, dad, brother, etc…

Well, thanks to Wikipedia, I now know that I’m Marlee’s first cousin once removed. Rock on. I wonder if there’s any way to shorten it because that’s quite a mouthful for an infant to process. “Hi Marlee, it’s me! I’m your first cousin once removed Sally Ann. Can you handle it!?”

Praise God, though, for little Marlee being healthy and happy–along with her mom and dad. Too cool!

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