April 16 2017

Life’s Changes


Here recently I’ve had some life changes happen to me that was like opening the window in a storm.  Its blown me away.  I’ll explain and in this explanation, maybe I find a little understanding of my own in telling this family story.  You have already read about me meeting my son for the first time.  A very personal and exciting meeting that was long over due.  I was ecstatic about the meeting but it was just the beginning of the storm and the wind was only a teaser, of what was to come. 

The wind begin to blow with the ringing of the phone.  Usually, I don’t answer, if the number calling isn’t one that I know.  For some unexplained reason, I answered this call.  On the other end of the line, was a person explaining that he was a private investigator.  He was working for an individual trying to find me who claimed to be my younger brother. 

Brother, and that’s when I said that I don’t have a brother, and you must have the wrong person.  I ended the call not thinking much about it.  I’m an only child, and all my life I lived with the fact I had no brothers or sisters.  Well that little wind blowing turned into a full blown gale, when shortly after this conversation, the phone rang again and it was my Aunt.  She too, had received a call and she knew nothing at all about her own sister having another child after me. 

To make a long story short, I have a younger brother.  Isn’t life strange.  We have talked twice upon the phone and through email.  I’ll try to piece it all together when I have it all sorted out in my head. 




3 Responses to “Life’s Changes”

  1. Databrokers says:

    Family, what the hell does that really mean. I’m not sure anymore.

  2. ldervish says:

    In my experience kin does not necessarily = family, which carries the implication of long-term interactions, relationships, commitments and intimate knowledge. What you have here is an opportunity for your family to expand, with a bit of a late start. And although missed decades can’t be replaced, willing hearts can bridge the gap and after all, it was he who sought you. Two bunches of uncles, aunts, cousins, dogs & cats learning about each other, solving the deeper mysteries…that’s mind-blowing. I hope it can happen for you and your brother. Best wishes however it turns out.

  3. Databrokers says:

    Yeppers, that’s a true story. With all the changes happening in my life, specially with my health issues. This throws the proverbial monkey wrench into my mental state. The meeting of my son, and now finding out I had a brother. All those years, wasted. Finding out my mother hid so much from everyone, just blows my mind.

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