Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WW: Thankful for Family {Linky}

I got to see my sister's sister and meet two of his brothers this last weekend.

I know it sounds confusing. She's adopted. She met her biological siblings 11 years ago. While it could have been a horrible experience, it ended up being the opposite. Her siblings are so nice, down to earth and great because they came up to see her on her 40th birthday.

Prior to 11 years ago, her siblings didn't even know she existed. When she called one of them up, they excepted her right away.

Here's my sisters, mom and I (I'm on the end with the scarf). My Dad was taking photos to. He's not in the photo, but we should have gotten him in there to. By the way my sister is not a Grandma. She did a run called Grandma's Race. She doesn't look 40 to me.


Here's my sister with her sister and two of her brothers. She has a sibling that's older than my mom and dad. It's crazy how the girls look alike. She has a sister that has passed that the other siblings say she looks even more alike. Her brother on the right has her face structure and eyes. Her Dad passed away soon after her birth. Her mom passed away shortly before she contacted and saw her siblings.




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25 comments:

Ai Sakura said...

Great that you have more members to add to your happy family! :)

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Everyone looks happy and healthy. Have a fab Thanksgiving!

stevebethere said...

What a nice story i did get a bit confused at first but read it a second time which made it clearer heheh! nice photos and great that everyone got on together ;-)

Have a siblingtastic week ;-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

This is wonderful Alissa! Lovely pictures with everyone looking so happy. Thanks for hosting.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have always wanted to run grandmas marathon. What a happy story of your sister and her siblings.

Leovi said...

Glad to see such a happy family!

Diana M. said...

Your sister on the far left looks like she could be your twin. Great family photos, Alissa!

Theresa said...

That's so nice everyone got along like that. Both families sound supportive of your sister. She is so lucky to have you all in her life!

Joyce Lansky said...

Great family shots. My family arrives to town tomorrow.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2013/11/wordless-wednesday-pilgrim-dogs.html

Deborah Coombs said...

What a wonderful outcome! So glad she was able to make this connection.

Felicia Carter said...

What a great story and a wonderful time to share it this Thanksgiving!

Harry Flashman said...

It's good that they got together and everybody got along. It would be very strange to meet your siblings so far along in life.

Amila Wickramarachchi said...

Nice family pictures!!

indah nuria Savitri said...

lovely family you have....btw, how can I join WW with linky? sorry for bothering...thanks

Masshole Mommy said...

Awww, that is such a great story. I am so happy to hear that everyone was able to meet and have a nice visit!

Kristin Aquariann said...

How nice that they got to meet each other! And such a coincidence - our newspaper just ran a sweet story, Sisters united after 60 years apart

Journeys of The Zoo said...

I'm happy that your sisters reunion has been so successful. I always say that I'll find my family some day... Your sister looks amazing for 40. I linked up.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
http://www.journeysofthezoo.com

ngpaloma said...

Lovely Family!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Patricia Bacon said...

What a fantastic post!! Isn't it great to meet "new" family?! My sibs and I recently met new cousins and have bonded immediately. We are all so fortunate.

posh said...

You are very lucky!

~ Noelle said...

so glad they were there to celebrate...
but, i too was confused in the start ;) ha ha ha

Clairejustine oxox said...

Aww wow lovely to see everyone, such happy pictures :-)

Jennifer @ Mom Spotted said...

So crazy! She definitely looks like her siblings.

mail4rosey said...

Those are great pictures. It's nice that everyone's so supportive!!! That's exactly how family should be. :)

Terra H. said...

I agree, they do look alike!

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