Nieces, nephews, and cousins are great to have as relatives, except when they fail to consider that you need them to attend to your welfare as their first priority. That's when they are the most annoying, and the least desirable. When they know that you are their top priority, life functions smoothly, but when they fail to come to that realization, life can become hectic and chaotic.
One of my nieces seems to have time for everyone else except me. She has awakened the world to their Messiah, cut loose the chains that bound the innocent, framed the alluring forces of the devil as despotic, renewed our faith in God and in ourselves as children of God, aged the priests who clung to their fading hopes of a revival without the indwelling Holy Spirit Of God, and sought to deliver back to hell every demon and every evil spirit that walked on earth.
She has succeeded, at the cost of my desire to say, "I saw my niece last month." The truth is that I haven't seen her since my last visit to New York a few years ago. I hope that on my next visit, I'll see her again, and then again, and again, until the end of all eternities combined. I hope that by the time we arrive at the gates to eternity, I will have seen her a thousand times or more, and perhaps by then, I no longer will need her to have me as her top priority, because by then, I will have seen the light of God, the promises of God, and the hope of eternal life.