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I don’t have any kids of my own – even though mommy Kast is desperately waiting to hear the sound of little feet pottering around the house. But that’s a topic for another day…

I’m incredibly blessed. I have the privilege of calling two delightful little boys, my nephews – Zach (3) and Eli (2).

I remember vividly when they both made their grand entrance into this world. I felt a special connection to Zach and Eli from the get-go. It’s the kind of bond you can’t really explain, it needs to be experienced. It’s that real and it’s that strong.

Zach is from my mom’s side of the family and Eli, yes, you guessed it… from my dad’s side. Yet, one would swear they are cut from the same cloth.

These two incredibly boisterous, intelligent little men blow my mind all the time. I’m sitting here writing this post with the biggest smile planted on my face. The memories come flooding back. The individual quirks, cries, mischievous smiles… and general mannerisms are something else.

I’m not the first and I certainly won’t be the last person to be blessed with such adorable nephews. But, these two are different. They are different because they light up my world and that of complete strangers. You’ve got to experience them to believe me. Unconditional love in action.

Both boys have energy for days and would give any long distance athlete a run for their money. Not sure if it’s one of the traits of new millennium kids… they never seem to get tired. And they are so strong willed and determined once their little minds are made up… I’m glad I don’t have to be the parent that says no. Or, instills discipline.

These fast learners pick up new tricks daily. The range of their vocab is like music to my ears and they memorise their flashcards faster than the speed of light.

I don’t see them as often as I’d like and depend on both sets of parents for updates, pictures. Zach’s latest is that when he spots a car that’s similar to mine he calls out my name. AaaahJ… and Eli is just as cute because he wakes up and with hands thrown in the air says “where’s Gaynor?”… my heart just melts a little more.

There are some moments I wish we could freeze and bottle for the longest time. At the rate they are growing, soon they will be starting school, then it’s the teenage phase and then…

But, to me… they will always be precious Zach and precious Eli.

Thank you for taking the time to read.

Stay favoured and fabulous x