View Full Version : Found my family after 31 years !!! BEST DAY OF MY LIFE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

07-26-2009, 01:35 AM
long story short, 31 years ago, mom never married my father. my grandparents forbade contact. was made to believe i was a black mark on that side of the family, but now, after 31 years, THEY FOUND ME, and accepted me with open arms. all this time they were looking for me. they wanted me in their lives. now i am.

I Have a half brother, 2 years younger than me, and a half sister who's 19. I'm also an uncle to an 18 m/o little guy, and my brother has a girl on the way. I've gotten a father, 8 aunts and uncles, and over 100 cousins all in 1 day.

with my mom passing away in May, this comes as a huge pick me up.

THIS IS THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it was just like out of a movie. the phone call from my brother, out of the blue. very surreal. I've chatted with my sister all afternoon. The immediate family is all scattered over saskatchewan, Alberta, NWT, and Nova Scotia. Sister is in Yellowknife, and brother is in regina. My father is in fort McMurry Alberta working for a few weeks, and the rest of the family is in Nova Scotia.

needless to say im booking a flight out there ASAP. Sister will fly in to regina, and meet us.

Call Oprah. this is going to be right up her ally.

Sergeant Major
07-26-2009, 01:39 AM
Wow man, great story and great news! I can feel your excitement and anxiousness through your words.

Congrats, man. Really. Best of luck with the meet!

07-26-2009, 01:41 AM
now that is super awsome i am glad they found you bro!!!

07-26-2009, 01:45 AM

07-26-2009, 01:45 AM
Good news for you today then! I happy for you.

07-26-2009, 01:49 AM
congrats dude.

07-26-2009, 01:49 AM
i'm glad things worked out for you. my sister's adopted and tried searching for her "real" family. she had a chance to meet her mother but was stood up. you're very lucky.

07-26-2009, 01:50 AM
a huge heartfelt Congratulations to you man!!

Awesome! :)

07-26-2009, 01:51 AM
Seriously man, congratulations!! That's the best thing I've heard all day!

07-26-2009, 01:51 AM
That has to be the most positibve thing on this site in a while. Great man! Hope all goes well for you! Congrats!

07-26-2009, 01:51 AM
thats great!
Enjoy this!
thats wonderful

07-26-2009, 01:52 AM
Congrats - this is a nice uplifting story. It is great to see somebody get such a life changing surprise!

07-26-2009, 01:53 AM
Wow man, thats just......awesome!!! Seriously congrats, best of luck with everything that will follow!

Sgt. Kayfabe
07-26-2009, 02:13 AM
Great news. I am glad to hear that a tanker had a great moment in his life and shared it with us.

The Commander
07-26-2009, 02:17 AM
Yay for happy endings (or rather, beginnings)!!!

07-26-2009, 02:19 AM
Whoa, congrats!

07-26-2009, 02:46 AM
WOW! that news is awesome! congrats...write that letter to Oprah seriously!

and name drop Hisstank outta the blue....lol

07-26-2009, 02:50 AM
congrats my man. im happy for you.

07-26-2009, 02:51 AM
Amazing story! Good for you, man. I wish you all the best.

07-26-2009, 03:00 AM
We are all very happy for you, Congratulations!!!

07-26-2009, 03:02 AM
That is one great story. Good for you. :)

07-26-2009, 03:06 AM
End of their search, a new beginning for you and you family. Congrats.

07-26-2009, 03:09 AM

Kluster Bombs
07-26-2009, 03:15 AM
Pics or it didn't happen.(LOL) Just kidding man...Congrats to you and your family.

07-26-2009, 03:17 AM
That is so awesome, man! Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, and your story is far better than any soap opera. I pray all goes very well during your reunion. :)

07-26-2009, 08:32 AM
thanx everyone.


i'm still kinda high with joy, shock, and amazement. never slept all all last night. I expect a few more phone calls today, as my number has been passed around. My facebook is buzzing with messages from cousins and long lost uncles and aunts.

i'm still very nervous though about actually talking with my father.

Prince of Fire & Thunder
07-26-2009, 08:38 AM
That's awesome. I'm glad to see how positive the experience is for you.

07-26-2009, 08:38 AM
Congratulations, that's awesome news! God Bless :)

Ronin Assassin
07-26-2009, 08:42 AM
There's NOTHING like family...CONGRATS!!!

07-26-2009, 08:48 AM
Im very happy for you mate!! My Dad found his sister a few years ago who he hadnt seen for about 40 years...its an amazing thing

07-26-2009, 09:22 AM
that is great congrats... do they like Gi Joe?

07-26-2009, 09:24 AM
Congratulations! Great story!

07-26-2009, 09:35 AM
congtrates to you dude .

07-26-2009, 09:39 AM
Congrats!!!!! Great to hear awesome news like this!

07-26-2009, 09:41 AM
A cosmic moment. Congratulations doesn't quite measure up, but it's all I got. I hope the reunion goes well! Great news. We should front page this!

07-26-2009, 09:45 AM
Congrats!!! That sounds like an Awesome story, very a happy for you and that it was what you wanted.

Yellowknife though eh? Isn't that where they film Ice Road Truckers? Burrrrrr... COLD!

07-26-2009, 09:52 AM
That's great. I'm happy for you. Sorry about your mom though.

07-26-2009, 10:03 AM
They might disown you once they hear of your toy obsession...either way congrats on this new chapter in your life.

Cobra Invasor
07-26-2009, 10:23 AM
Greay Stoty! I'm very happy for you pal :)

07-26-2009, 11:07 AM

07-26-2009, 11:11 AM
awww congratulations!

07-26-2009, 02:22 PM
that is great congrats... do they like Gi Joe?
i dunno, but i have a nephew now that will be getting some as gifts in a few years.

thanx everyone.

07-26-2009, 03:02 PM
I love hearing stories like this! I'm happy to hear you're family cared so much to find you especially with your mother recently passing away. Having family in your life is so important, I don't know what I would do if I didn't have them in my life.

07-26-2009, 07:18 PM
the facebook messages from family keep coming in. it's outstandingly good feeling. I'm making plans to fly out to regina saskatchewan this October to meet my brother and sister, and their mother, and my grandmother.

return flight will cost $850 cdn. If anyone can help me get there, you can help me out by buying something from here (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-buy-sell-trade/44840-g-i-joe-transformers-collection-sale-trade-all-must-go.html)

won't get me there any faster if things sell, i'll have the $$ by then, it would just help secure the ticket.

and ARE there any joe products suitable for an 18 mo old?

07-26-2009, 07:20 PM

07-26-2009, 07:29 PM
That is awesome! Congratulations! It is right out of a Lifetime movie. This is the kind of news that brings everybody up!

07-26-2009, 07:43 PM
Congrats !
Nothing more important on earth than family.

07-26-2009, 10:01 PM
Congrats man, thats awesome.