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whensheworeponytails

Wow. That's pretty tough to hear from someone. Esp someone who is just flapping their jaws because they're drunk. Yuck.

I hope that one day you get the chance to meet your brother.

MamaChristy

Issa - Man, that sucks. Learning that someone you look up to doesn't live up to your expectations is hard - and when it involves the abandonment of a child... Well, I can see how forgiveness isn't something you can give...

Colleen - I looked and can't find your rant. Can you clue me in?

Suzanne B. (Crunchy Green Mom)

Wow.. powerful words! Thank you for sharing a piece of your soul!

wyliekat

Wow. This really moved me. Not just because it`s a really heavy story, but because it`s one I can empathise with.

I found out that I had another sister when I was sixteen years old.

She called us. But she called our father first, and told him she was contacting us. Got our phone numbers from him.

My dad never told us. My mother never told me, saying ìt was his secret to tell.

She`s one month older than my older sister.

Her mother died of cancer when this sister was 12. She called her father (who she`d never spent much time with), and told him her mother had died.

He passed the phone to my then-stepmother. And did nothing more.

She`s angry. Of course she is. And so am I. Because while she and I tried to have a relationship for a while, it didn`t work out. It was too late for us to become real sisters.

Parents can do such ugly things to their children, and it breaks my heart. And makes me hope it will never be done to my children.

Thank you for sharing this.

wyliekat

Wow. This really moved me. Not just because it`s a really heavy story, but because it`s one I can empathise with.

I found out that I had another sister when I was sixteen years old.

She called us. But she called our father first, and told him she was contacting us. Got our phone numbers from him.

My dad never told us. My mother never told me, saying ìt was his secret to tell.

She`s one month older than my older sister.

Her mother died of cancer when this sister was 12. She called her father (who she`d never spent much time with), and told him her mother had died.

He passed the phone to my then-stepmother. And did nothing more.

She`s angry. Of course she is. And so am I. Because while she and I tried to have a relationship for a while, it didn`t work out. It was too late for us to become real sisters.

Parents can do such ugly things to their children, and it breaks my heart. And makes me hope it will never be done to my children.

Thank you for sharing this.

Maria

Oh wow, that is SO tough. I'm so sorry that you're dealing with this. My best friend is actually dealing with the same exact thing - she's found out that she has an older sister that even her mother [who's been married to her father for 40 years] had no idea about.

I hope that you two are able to sit down and talk about this eventually. Good luck with the new baby!

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