My info prior to and as of April 20, 2008:
Name: Feather K
Age: 30
Marital Status: Single
Children: Someday
Siblings: 0
Nieces/Nephews: 1 (my cousin's son, Lil Man, calls me Aunt K)
Occupation: Adult Education

My info as of April 21, 2008:

Name: Feather K
Age: 30
Marital Status: Single
Children: Someday
Siblings: 5
Nieces/Nephews: 13 (including Lil' Man)
Occupation: Adult Education

Did you notice any changes? It's not a typo. On April 21st I was contacted via MySpace by a half sister whom I knew about but hadn't seen in about 25 years. I had seen pictures and was aware of a total of 3 sisters but had no contact. But she told me that I have 5 sisters. We all have the same biological father. The mixture of emotion I felt is so hard to describe: shocked, confused, overwhelmed, scared, happy, anxious, full of questions, etc. They sought me out! One sister had remembered my name when she was a child. Good thing my name is unique. What a wonderful feeling for someone to search for you, care for you and not even know you. If you're thinking...Lifetime Movie plot...I know :)
Here is a group picture my sisters:
A solo pic of me:

Another group shot of the girls:

So, do you think we favor? I have only personally met one sister. She lives near me. I have communicated with the others (who are spread out around the US). There are plans in the works for us to meet this fall. You can never have too many people to care about or who care about you. I am so anxious to meet them, to see their mannerisms, hear their voices, share stories and such.

I know God has perfect timing and it is too bad that we couldn't have known about each other as we grew up, but at least this amazing adventure is happening now. I am grateful that they pursued me and have given me the opportunity now, instead of years down the road or possibly never, to get to know them and be part of their lives.

So, I woke up on April 21st-did my normal routine of life as an only child. I went to bed that night as a sister.

Update: I met 2 sisters in November click here to find out more...

7 remarks:

Oh, sweetie, I am so proud of you! This is big and it gave me chills...remember we are your Blood sisters too and would do anything for you...there is always room for 5 more, eh?

August 21, 2008 at 12:16 AM  

Wow! What a beautiful story! In the first picture, the sister on the left looks a lot like you!

September 6, 2008 at 12:03 AM  

I never saw this post before now! April 21st is the date! The last line you wrote will live with me forever! I am BEYOND words! I am more grateful than ever for anything in my life that I found you...that we found you! You are such a beautiful person and I am grateful that you are my sister! I wish I could be there tomorrow! I love you and I cannot wait to see you soon...wish I was there now! :)

November 13, 2008 at 10:10 PM  

That is very cool!! I have a brother who was given up for adoption before I was born and my mom found him about 15 years ago. It is an amazing feeling!

Growing up you probably, as I have, wished for a sister. And now you have five! Congratulations!

March 9, 2009 at 7:52 AM  

Very, very cool. Y'all look alike! What a crazy world we live in, right?!
Enjoy your SITS day!

March 9, 2009 at 7:55 AM  

This is a wonderful story.

I think you all look alike (especially based on the pictures in the other post). Congratulations on gaining so many sisters!

March 9, 2009 at 8:42 AM  

Visiting from SITS
I think that is so cool, 5 sisters wow! I agree with Relunctant Housewife, I definitely think you all resemble one another.

March 9, 2009 at 12:01 PM  

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