A New Brother and Sister

Would it surprise you to find that you have more family than you thought you did?   Almost 2 years ago I was contacted by an unknown nephew asking if I was the daughter of my parents? (Name withheld because we’re on the internet.)  Well of course I was and still am even though both of them have passed into glory.  As time has passed I have discovered a new brother and sister and their families.  Can you imagine?

I have two full sisters and now I have 3 sisters and a brother.  Awesome!  Getting to know them is an incredible experience.  By the way,  what does one do with a brother?  I’m pretty good with sisters, grew up with them, and all the stuff that goes with it.  But a brother?  (Any suggestions are appreciated.)

And so now, many years later, much life has passed.  We are married, had children, ready to retire, settled in our communities, survived cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a Traumatic Brain Injury behind us.  And before us…two very special new people and their families to get to know and love.

God is so good!  Welcome to the family!  You are loved!

Father in heaven only You could have put us back together.  How can I begin to say thanks for this great gift of joy.  I ask that You teach us to love one another with the the kind of love in 1 Corinthians 13.  Give us patience with one another.  Teach us kindness.  Help us to seek only what is best for one another.  What an awesome God You are!

2 thoughts on “A New Brother and Sister

  1. We’ve not had a reunion on either side for several years. What fun!

    I’m doing pretty with a brother who is very protective. He did not know he had sisters as he was raised as an only child. I’m pretty sure it’s a bit different for him too. He looks a lot like my dad and even has some speech patterns and mannerisms that remind me of him.

    Marie 🙂

  2. So happy for you! Brothers are good protectors! We just had our 1st family reunion and had not seen most of our siblings for over 30 years! It was so good to get together again. My four brothers were the same, hadn’t changed a bit. Maybe funnier and more mellow.

    Shalom! 🙂

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