|Andi and I at Disney World in 2014.|
I didn't realize it at the time, but all of us going on this trip together was a set-up. Dave brought Andi along that day because he wanted to see if Andi and I would hit it off. We did, I remember the both of us chatting away on the bus, and before the day was over we already had future plans for all of us to get together again.
Andi and I have been girlfriends since that day. We've celebrated our birthdays together for the last 5 years, we went to Disney World together in 2014. and have gone on a few girlfriends weekends over the years. We see each other quite regularly through-out the year, what I didn't realize until quite recently was that I was hanging out with family!
|First birthday celebration together, June 2013|
Yup, we're 4th cousins twice removed, or something like that, I stopped listening after I heard the word "Cousins". We're related through my Grandfather Levy's chain of the family, I have a copy of the family tree and can follow it right to Andi and I.
I'm not going to lie, this discovery is really special to me. My Mother passed away one month before I met Andi, and finding out that she is a connection to my Mother's family, my family, no matter how far back is really special. For well over 20 years I have always said that I have no blood relations in Toronto, I can't say that now. Andi and I do share the same bloodline, and mutual family history, and that is very cool!
|My cousin, Andi and I celebrating our birthdays together, June 10th, 2017|
|Magic Kingdom - Disney World 2014|