Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Things That Changed My Life, Chapter 2

I couldn't talk about life changing events without talking about my sister. Some of you might thing that she is an obvious choice for this topic - if my brother changed my life, then my sister did, too.

Well, it isn't just about being my sister. It's more than that.

When I was 11, I found out from my Nannie (Betty's Mom) that I had a long lost sister. I guess that Lucky was supposed to be a family secret. My Nannie wasn't very good with secrets, and once she told me, I blew it all out of the water. I would not, could not, forget about my sister. In my minds eye, I could see her.....Beautiful, and funny, intelligent and kind, she would welcome me with open arms.

My search took many different pathways, and many, many years. I made phone calls, took out ads in newspapers, and once, I even did a radio interview. I was scared out of mind, but I keep thinking that this radio interview could change it all. It might help me find my sister.

It didn't. It would be another ten years until I got my first email from Lucky.

We seemed to hit it off right away. I found out that she was married, with 2 kids. Two kids! That made me an aunt. To say that I was overjoyed would be putting it mildly. I was beyond blissful....I honestly can't think of a way to describe my feelings.

Lucky and I made plans to meet in July of 2002. I had seen photos of Lucky, but even if I hadn't, I would have known her anywhere. She was everything that I had dreamed of since I was 11. No, that's not true, either. Lucky was extra, better, more, than I could have ever have fantasied about.

Lucky and I are as close as any two sisters. She has enriched my life in so many ways. I can tell her anything, and I do. If we lived close, we would always be together. As it is now, even though we live far apart, I don't feel faraway from her. All I need to do is pick up the phone, and my sister is there.

Lucky and I share many secrets, but she is no longer one of them. I think that I should call myself Lucky, for having her in my life.

I Love you, Kelly.

20 comments:

CJM-R said...

You were so lucky to have found one another. What a great story!

Just discovered your blog, I will visit again.

Biddie said...

cjm-r:
Oh, thanks for stopping by!
I am very lucky to have found my sister. After just 6 years, it feels like we have always been family.

Gabriel said...

Great post, Biddie. Is there a Chapter 3?

Biddie said...

gabriel - Of course! LOL. There will be as many chapters as it takes. I hope that you are in for the long haul!
I have to ask..where did you find sea monkeys? I have been looking for some for months. I can't even score some on ebay!

Burfica said...

i'm so glad you found your sister. My sister and I are so very close, I don't know what I would do without her.

It kills me a little every day that she is so far away. We have always lived in the same state, so could see each other whenever we wanted, then she up and moved to Texas. Now we are lucky for small visits once a year. It's been hard.

Biddie said...

burfica - I hate that my sister lives far away, too. I mean, I feel close to her either way, but I wish that we lived closer together.
It was really difficult for me when TMOC moved away, too. He is back home here a few times, abouot twice a year, but you are right, it is never enough, is it?????

coffeypot said...

It is a shame y'all don't live closer together. Where is she?

Biddie said...

Coffeypot - Lucky is in Colorado, ,and I am here, in Ontario, Canada. She has been kind of ill lately,and travelling is out of the question for her right now. Me too, since I am broke.
One of these days, I'll make it to Co.

Tod said...

A great story. I'm so glad you found your sister. :)

Heidi the Hick said...

Geez, I live less than two hours from my sister and it sucks. It sucks that there's never time to see you guys too. I see my sister in law even less.

It's true though, that family, (or "family" in our case!) can just pick up where we left off. Everything's still there.

I'm so glad you found her. It's like she was always there...!

Biddie said...

Tod - Me too. :)

heidi - I wish that you would have met her when she was down (UP?) but it was so whirlwind fast. You will meet her, one of these days,and it will be like you have always known her. Cuz we are family too :)

little wanderer said...

What a beautiful story and I am so glad that your nannie couldn't keep a secret as I bet you are too.

debi said...

Oh Biddie, our families are so alike. I found out about my secret sister when I was about 25. She was 9. Knowing how my dad was my brothers and I wonder if we may have more siblings someplace.I am so happy that your story has a happy ending or beginning.

Peggy said...

what a wonderful story with a perfect ending. So glad you found your sister.

Gardenia said...

You are lucky! That was a wonderful story and I'm so glad it came out so well. I found mine, and it didn't work out at all.

Palm Springs Savant said...

that was very sweet Biddie

Christine said...

Nothing better than family...especially when you really like the people in your family!

Cynnie01 said...

~peeking in~.. hi Biddie :) Just wanted to say ( now that I can actually post comments ) that I loved your story.. you truly are a amazing person ! Hope you are hanging in there.. I think about you all the time !!!

CindyDianne said...

I love it when you write about your sister. It's so sweet.








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jAMiE said...

What a beautiful tribute to the love of sisters!