Next week, I leave for a little vacation. It's a follow-up from a vacation I took last year to meet my half-brother for the first time.
Wait, what? I know, it sounds weird to me too.
See, last summer I found out that I have another half-brother. And a half-sister. The news was just a bit life-changing. Um… yeah, you could call it that. It took a few months of reading others' stories on a DNA surprise Facebook group to get through all the emotions and process them all. Somedays I wouldn't feel anything. Some days I felt everything, all at the same time.
Without going into the minutiae, I'm glad I know about them, and glad I'm meeting them. My new half-brother is cool as is his wife. Their kids, my niblings, are really cool too.
I'm very excited that my half-sister is coming to meet Mom and me for the first time this August.
If you take a DNA test, beware. You may not be related to the people you thought you were, or more people than you thought you were.
But your family, the ones you love to claim, be they related to you or not, are the ones that really matter.
Thanks for reading and good juju to you!