Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Anticipation

MY DAUGHTERS JOURNEY TO MEET HER SISTER AND BROTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME.
 Can you imagine the anticipation you would feel as you travel halfway across the world to meet you sister for the very fist time? My daughter got off a plane yesterday, tired but with a nervous heart and huge blue eyes she scanned the crowd of strangers looking for a familiar face. This summer my posts will be filled with the adventures of my daughters journey as she meets her Sister and Brother for the first time. She is traveling alone, but soon it will be my turn.

First stop Minnesota-The Artist and her family


The Artist is my second child from my first marriage. After a terrible divorce and a complicated story, I moved to Norway and she stayed with her father in Minnesota. She disappeared from my life until last year when through Facebook she found me and her half brother and sister. We have spent this past year getting to know one another and this journey has been more wonderful than I could have imagined.The artist has a beautiful family and I have become a grandmother to these two funny and cute little elves.

My youngest daughter, who I shall call the Traveler for now, has been so excited to have her big sister in her life. The two of them have spent alot of time learning about each other and discovering just how much they have in common. My little Traveler has always known about her sister and it has meant the world to her having this missing piece of her life back in place. Two sisters, one heart.



Walking through a crowd of strangers, two sisters met for the first time and tears of happiness touched each others shoulders as they embraced. The drive home was neither short nor long. Sitting between two small elves, 6 years of children's stories was an entertaining way to start the Travelers journey.


More on the travelers journey as it develops.

17 comments:

cherie said...

Wow, what a touching story! I'm very close to my older sister, but since I live far from her (she lives in a different country) I understand how exciting it can be to reconnect with someone you haven't seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing this!

Matthew MacNish said...

Now you're making me miss Minnesota. And my sister.

li said...

Delightful pictures- everyone looks so happy! (Between nervousness and flying, if it were me I probably would have been green with nausea). This is going to be a great story you're sharing with us, thanks:)

Jeff said...

She has your eyes and your smile :-)

Karen Walker said...

What a beautiful story. I lost my son in a custody battle years ago, so I have some understanding of what this must have meant to you. SO happy the story had a happy ending.
karen

Bossy Betty said...

What a wonderful opportunity and a gift for all of you! Lovely to hear about this and hope to hear more too!

Pearl said...

She looks like a lovely person.

Greetings from Minneapolis! :-)

Pearl

Dafeenah said...

You give me hope. So happy for you.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Sooooo amazing and what beautiful pictures!

Bossy Betty said...

What a gift for all involved!

GigglesandGuns said...

How wonderful for all of you. Thanks for allowing all of us to spend this summer with you.

Craziness abounds said...

That is so great! I'm so happy for you!

erica and christy said...

What a great story and some beautiful grandchildren! I wish the best to all of you!
erica

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, Siv--this is such powerful stuff. I'm crying. I can't imagine having to leave my daughter behind, is part of it, but then meeting the unknown sister and getting to know each other--what an amazing story. I look forward to hearing more. And hugs to you. I'm sure that was a nearly impossible thing to do.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Wow. I just love this story. Facebook certainly reconnects a lot of loved ones! Can't wait to read more about this over the summer. :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

I'm all choked up... You, my dear Sis have a LOVELY family. It's too bad they are so far away from you and this most WONDERFUL time.

Your grandchildren are stunning. Bright blue eyes and pale blonde hair are certainly your family trait.

This is just so amazing....

Nadia said...

I can't even imagine what it is like for all of them to finally meet eachother and to have all of those missing pieces put together. Now if one particular mother would come visit! *hint hint*

Family is one of the most important things in the world, and I'm glad you all are able to fully complete yours :)