Thursday, January 29, 2009
Growing the family
No, it's not what you think. But my family has grown since the beginning of the year. I know I've mentioned this before, but I have two sisters I have never met. The sperm donor who helped create me remarried and had two daughters. They are much younger than I (even younger than my sister in TX). I didn't think they would know about me. I mean, I really didn't think sperm donor would find me important enough to mention. I knew he and his wife had divorced a while back, and they had both remarried. I wanted to meet my sisters, but I really didn't want to have anything to do with him (he lives in MN, so my family up there knows him and hears about him occasionally). At the beginning of this year, on a whim, I did a facebook search for both of them. And found both of them. I sent them messages. And they were both very excited to hear from me. Turns out, they did know about me. But not from sperm donor. Their mom told them about me when they divorced, so they didn't know much more than that I existed. He is apparently a crappy dad to them as well, and doesn't have much contact with them, so they couldn't really ask him questions. We have been sending messages back and forth, getting to know each other. I'm very excited about this and we hope to meet sometime this year. I'm very happy and a little nervous. But I think this really is going to be a great year!