Kissing Cousins :)
For as long as I can remember I have had some sort of crush on my cousin, we share the same great grandparents. Since the American culture is so taboo about "******," as some people call it, I never thought that more could come of anything. After 5 years of not seeing or speaking to my favorite cousins, my sister got in touch with my oldest cousin, Nathan, on a social networking site. I was ecstatic when i heard the news and later in the year they came to our Thanksgiving, the only time we would ever see them in the past. After the get together, Nathan's family left and we kept in touch through Instant Messenger every now and then, but shortly lost touch. After two years, I decided to message Nathan and see what he was up to. Apparently it was a rough time in his life, but he eventually got back to me. It started out as opening up with everything that was going on in our lives to flirting and then to a deep connection we both felt. We would talk every night and even started calling eachother, but we didn't know if our feelings could ever go further. Nathan started researching genetic studies and other facts about couples who are related. We found out that we are perfectly legal to get married and have a better chance of having kids than more distantly related people. Most everyone in our lives support our love, except for my sister. She seems to think that this is really ******, which it is not. It is very hurtful to hear her say such mean things about us, but I guess it is the price you pay when you go against to "norms" of a culture. Nathan and I plan on getting married next year and I am moving to North Carolina, where he lives, in less than 2 months. He is honestly the most sincere and giving man I have met and I would not change our love or relationship for the world. I believe that being somewhat related makes our bond even stronger. We often share old memories and tell eachother about parts of the family we are close to. I feel like I know the rest of my distant family so much better than I did and I am grateful to be a big part of his immediate family's life, something I have wanted for most of my life. My eyes have been opened up so much over the past six months and I have never been happier.