A VERY wonderful thing happened to me today, and I just had to share it with you guys. I grew up with pretty much no mother. She has been addicted to drugs and alcohol for as long as I can remember. Luckily, around the age of 12, I got out of that situation, and started living with my father. From that point on, I stopped talking to my mother. Fast forward about 10 years, and I get a random call from her, and she drops a BOMBSHELL! She proceeds to tell me that she gave birth to TWO boys, and I had 2 younger half brothers. She proceeds to tell me she doesn’t know where they are, and how their father took them, blah blah blah.
So for the last SIX years, I have tried to find them. Calling various agencies, any family member who may know something, etc etc – I had all but lost hope on it, and figured I may never find out who they were, or what had happened. Was I ever going to find them?
Last night, around 7PM my dreams came true! I found them! I found my 2 little brothers! Luckily, they were taken out of the bad situation, and a GREAT family had adopted them permanently! I NERVOUSLY contacted their adoptive parents, and explained to them who I was. I was thinking they may want NOTHING to do with me, and might just hang up and tell me to never call them… But I HAD to tell them who I was… I had to tell them my story. Would they believe me? Would they be mad?
After about 30 minutes of giving them my story, telling them who I was, what I do, and basically explaining that I am just a “normal guy” who wants nothing more than to have SOME sort of relationship with my brothers, they agreed to start the process of introducing my 2 brothers to the fact that they have an older brother (ME!) – I was ecstatic! Doing my best to hold back tears (not very well, mind you) – I told them everything I could about myself, my family, where I live, etc etc – We became friends on FB, and they were able to really get an idea of who I am. We hung up with the agreement that we would stay in touch.
At this point, I am VERY happy! Not only did I finally find my 2 brothers, but they were being WELL taken care of, and had a mother and father who seem to love them very much… But not only that, they seemed open to the idea of having ME be a part of their lives! What did this mean? Who would this go? Would they even want to talk to me? … My questions were answered within about 10 minutes.
I am sitting on my recliner, mind racing… When all of a sudden, my home phone rings. I answer it, and I hear “What’s up Bro!?!?!” – IT WAS ONE OF MY BROTHERS! I couldn’t believe it! We talked about EVERYTHING I could think of, and it seemed like we have known each other our whole lives! Sports, hobbies, video games, girls, school, etc etc -
I even got to see pictures of them for the FIRST TIME EVER. One of them looks almost exactly like me, even! They look healthy, smart, and well nourished. Like me, they were able to find someone to take them in, love them, show them the right ways to live your life, and just be there for them. I am sure they will have a lot of questions about their past, and about where they come from… And I will be here to help them along the way!
This has been one of the best days of my life. And I had to share it with all of you. I feel like all of you are my friends, and not just my customers. You all mean a lot to me, and I hope that all of you that have a dream, a wish, a certain desire… I hope all of you keep at it, keep striving to succeed… Cause believe it or not, miracles do happen. My dream has come true!