Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Past Becomes Present

Well, where do I begin?
My biological father who I have never seen (except in one b/w photo) in nearly 40 years called me this past weekend.
After talking with him for about two hours I realized that I have another family living in Kentucky replete with aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, sisters and cousins.
This is strange.
But, this is how I wanted it to happen. I always wondered how it would happen and I have to say that so far it's going well.
The worst case scenario would have been that I died meaning it was too late for him to contact me or he died meaning it was too late for me to contact him. And the whole reason it took so long for me is because I had no idea how the rest of my biological father's family would take it. I didn't want to break the news to them that he had a 'love child' in the sixties. I think his wife would show me the business end of a shotgun.
Luckily, his family (mine as well) took it maturely and we are having continual correspondence. I feel like a missing jigsaw puzzle piece finally has been found and it fits!
There is a strange completion here.
I intend to visit them at the soonest opportunity. I'll relate my experience as soon as that happens.

Au revoir!


Blogger Credit Mistress said...

Is this a common thing for those about to hit the big Four-Oh?

I decided to look up the link for your blog out of the blue ('out of the blue' probably being the more appropriate theme) and noticed your story is very similar to mine. The major difference is that I contacted my natural father (not the other way) who I haven't seen or heard from since I was four. It went well. But what a strange feeling to be gaining a parent when so many are losing them.

I'm very happy for you! Congrats on your new family!


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