Thursday, August 25, 2011
Kevin’s Story, Part 15, The secret
The family decides to divulge the secret.
The unknown? It’s like a drug! I don’t mean the 1960's kind of drug, I mean after you get a taste you can’t stop kinda drug. With each answer, I had a hundred more questions. You hear stories of people looking for there families to get money, or don’t try to find family because they are afraid they will take there money. Most, I believe, just want to know about where they came from. The first thing that popped into mind; “Maybe I have a brother or sister.” I tend to be more of a steam roller and barge right in shaking hands person. Not the kinda guy that asks permission to meet the bio-dad, I would knock on the door and say Hi Dad!
I can not imagine what it would be like to have a huge secret entrusted to you. Mom wanted to ensure that all her children were treated the same. (They were) Didn’t want anyone to get hurt or feel like less of a family member. She worked so hard to ensure that each family member would get the same amount spent on them at Christmas. How about the rest of the family? How do you not tell stories about the first five years of someone’s life? Thirty years later when your asked about something, how do you not tell? How do you carry this secret? Mom and Dad, now gone for over a decade, it’s time to tell him.
The email comes, you may have a sister!
That changed my life forever.
To Be Continued . . . . . . .