Many of us may know what it feels like to have a sense that something is missing from our lives; however, few know what it feels like to have been correct all along. This story tells of the sweet discovery of someone long-lost and well loved. — Story Guru
Contributed by: Virginia Rush
For years, deep inside my heart I felt I had a brother. In reality, there wasn’t one but my heart still longed for that bond. After almost a half century, I found out I was half adopted. My biological mom gave me up to my dad the day I was born. I always, always knew something, someone, was missing.
When I found out part of the truth I began my journey to find my birth family. It took several years with God opening doors and closing others. The night my brother heard about me, he called at 10:20 p.m. and we talked for forty-five minutes. He and his wife came to my house at 12:30 the same night and stayed until 3:30 in the morning. The bond was instant. Our hearts knew each other and it was awesome.
When he got out of his car, it was like in the movies, he ran toward my porch and I flew off of it into his arms. We cried, hugged, laughed and hugged some more…with his sweet wife standing by with a big smile on her face. I gained a sister that night too. The pieces of the puzzle started falling in place. Especially when they showed me a picture of their son as a baby. I looked at the picture, then at them, then the picture again. I thought they had a picture of my son.
After that night and before they knew each other, their son was called by my son’s name twice even though they lived in totally different cities. Once when my nephew came to our house, someone saw him walk out the door and called him by my son’s name. These young men look so much alike that they could pass for twins. We’ve had twelve years together now and every time I see my brother, joy explodes in my heart. All those years, my heart knew the truth. I thank God every day for his goodness.
God is so good! Thank you for sharing your beautiful story, Virginia! — Story Guru
Author Bio: Virginia is a proud sister, mom, and story teller!
(Edited by Story Guru editor, Ashlee Symank)