Friday, March 08, 2013
Take a look at this blog post I wrote a few years ago. Be thankful for the family you have in your life!
I've always wanted a sister. I have one brother who is four years younger. He's a great guy, but no one understands like a sister . . . or so I've heard.
I never knew my biological dad. My mom got pregnant in college. He moved away before I was born. Then, when I was 27, I asked my mom about him. (I was always afraid to ask because I didn't want to bring up a difficult subject.) She gave me his name. I googled it. Within five minutes I had his home phone number. My mom called and told him about me. Then he called me.
Let me backtrack a little. You see, growing up my FAVORITE movie was The Parent Trap. Since I didn't know my dad I used to imagine I had a sister out there, somewhere, with him.
I soon discovered I had four.
Unfortunately, it didn't work out for me to meet them. I won't go into details, but I was disappointed. I prayed some day we'd make a connection.
Then last night, I received an email from one of my sisters. It was the most amazing thing. She'd heard about me and finally asked more questions. Brave and caring, she emailed me. Then today, a second sister did too. They both have tender hearts.
Fifty emails must have flown between us today--photos, small details of our lives, excited chatter.
It's weird to look at a photo and see my smile. Or look at another and seeing my daughter's hair, or my son's ears. Odd and wonderful too.
So tonight I think I'm going to have a hard time sleeping.
Because it seems that a whole new world has opened to me.