What a last few days this has turned out to be!
God has been working some MIRACLES around my family!
When I was a little girl, my dad's oldest brother died and left a wife and a small child. The small child was like my baby doll since all my other cousins were older than me. I always wanted to hold him, etc.
And then he was gone.
After my uncle passed, we stopped seeing him or his mother and for over 20 years we have been left with an empty hole wondering where they were, how they were, etc. We have tried to do online searches many times over the years, but all with no luck.
Fast forward to this past Tuesday night. My aunt was in visiting in town and she and my dad had spent the day looking again on the Internet for our long lost family. We talked about them some, heard stories, and had the same wonders we always had.
Well, I came home that night from dinner and my brain kept going right back to our conversation. So I took a stab at it and started searching Facebook. And then it happened- I found my cousin. I sat there in complete shock for a few minutes and then decided I had to send him a message. But I was at a loss for what to say. After over 20 years, what does one say to someone?!
So I waited until the next morning. I sent the profile picture to my dad and aunt and they both told me they were sure it was him. I took a deep breath and sent him a long message and then sat and waited.
To make a long story short, my dad sent his own message and started talking to him before me.
It was true. I had found my family.
So needless to say, this has just came across my brain more times than not lately. I am feeling beyond blessed to know I have my family back (and have cousins that I had no idea about!). Life just feels GOOD. I can't explain it, but I feel like I granted my grandmother's wishes in a way. Mamaw never gave up on finding him and I know she jumped for joy in Heaven when I got the confirmation that it was in fact, him!
So this weekend I started a new mission. I am gathering long lost photos from the family. My cousin and his mom had a house fire many years ago and so he has no pictures of his childhood. I am on a mission to fix that for him. I want him to know he has a family that loves him, has missed him, and is so entirely thankful to God for allowing us to find each other again!
My life is simply incredible right now. My heart is full.