Did I mention that this is the first time my sister’s whole family will be at my home? No, we’re not mad at each other. No, I am not in the witness protection program. Yes, my sister found me 10 months ago. We have the same dad, and our first communication happened …
In my inbox.
“Hello … I don’t know how to start this …”
Needless to say, that email changed my life.
And so I’m waiting.
Happy. Smiling. In disbelief.
It sounds like something someone could write in a novel. Hmmmm … if I only knew an author.
But it’s not fiction. It’s true.
Did I mention my favorite movie growing up was The Parent Trap? Since I didn’t know my biological dad I always dreamed of having a sister out there.
Turns out I have four.
They are great. They look like me. My sister Lesley and I looked at our toes. We have the same toes.
Do you know how weird that is for someone who grew up not knowing they had a sister?
I’m still waiting.
The house is clean.
I went shopping at Costco.
I want to make sure I got food they liked. Since I spent $449.51, I hope I found something they like.
Of course, this isn’t the first time I’ve seen my sister. This is the fourth time. (It was the second time when we compared our toes.)
I like her and my other sisters so much that I let my daughter travel down and stay with them for a week. My daughter has met family members I’ve yet to met. My daughter sent me a picture of her hair. Her pink hair. Yes, she has pink, PINK, highlights. Good thing I like my sister.
I’m still waiting.
I bought fresh flowers. For the porch and for my kitchen.
They smell nice.
Thirty minutes ago my sister texted me. She said, “Go wait outside.”
She texted me a minute later. “Hahahaha. We’re still 75 miles away.”
Nice. So I sniffed the flowers, came back inside, and decided to blog.
Blogging SUCKS away my time. I’m hoping it works this time.
I think I’ll go back to the porch.