Sunday, October 24, 2010
A new member to the Cookie family!
With my father being in the same employ for the past 15 and a half years (he's occupying a grave in NE Ohio), its been awhile since I discovered that I have a new half brother or step-brother or sister thanks to his efforts
Imagine my surprise then today when I received a cell phone call from a friend that I have know since elementary school (42+ years) who said "I think we're related." And as it turns out, we are: I have a new step-sister!
I don't want to go into details, lets just say that her "birth mother" married my "father", but I didn't know that "Hotpants" (my mother's code word for this wife) had had this child, who was adopted and then became a school mate of mine in kindergarten. Hell, at that point my father was still four years off from marrying "Hotpants."
So I told her what I knew about Hotpants, and yes, I told her that "Hotpants" was this woman's code name, and I sent her a lovely face picture of her birth mother that my grandmother had. Turns out, my friend recognized her nose in her birth mother's nose.
Discovering this was a very happy moment, because I have always cared for this friend, and now we have familial bond. More important, I have a sister. Something I have wanted for my whole life.
So I am sending her out all manner of good vibrations and hope that this journey she is on continues to offer to her only the best.