Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New Beginnings

So much has happened in the last few weeks! I don't even know where to start. About a year or so ago, I had a mission. A mission to find my first step mom. When my sister died, God placed a desire upon my heart to track her. She was a major influence in my life between 5-12. There was never any explanation- one day she was there, the next gone. All these years I never forgot her, I never stopped thinking of her. She is an amazing woman. Some of my best childhood memories are being with her. I haven't seen or talked to her for years. It wasn't until years later I understood why she was no longer a part of my life. Anyway, through persistence I got in touch with her. I went on a road trip to Arizona this summer to find her; and it was AMAZING! We had a wonderful time, so wonderful that she came to see us here in Missouri a few weeks ago. She came to meet her grandkids, grandkids she never knew existed until a few months ago! They loved her. Words can not express how blessed we feel to be reconnected to Grandma Jo!
Grandma Jo, if you are reading this, thank you for leaving behind the pain of past experiences to join us today in love and hope for the future. We love you and are excited to have you in our life.

3 comments:

Leah said...

I can't wait to meet Grandma Jo! It's like on Charlie and the Chocolate Family!

adam said...

Grandma Jo . . . You ROCK!

RAINY CONVERSATION said...

Did you live with her and your dad at the time she left, and if so, do you think your life would have turned out different if she would have stayed?