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Figuring out the right way to write about this has been really difficult. How much to share, how to explain it all… I just don’t know. But, it’s going to be an ongoing part of our “story” forever, and it’s too important not to share with you.
Joe’s mom left he and his sister with their dad when Joe was around 5. Joe’s dad raised them and Joe hadn’t heard from his mom until…
…Sunday. He got a friend request from her on Facebook. Shocked and not knowing what to expect, he accepted it. A day later, they had their first IM chat.
Joe learned he had a favorite blanket as a baby, just like Camryn does. She knew his favorite color, his favorite food, and how much he hates stickers. He learned that he lived in seven states instead of four like he thought. He learned that he put gum in his sisters hair once.
Joe also got to chat a bit with his 18-year-old half-brother, Chrisgin, last night. They seem to have a bit in common so I’m sure they’ll be getting to know each other as well.
We’re being careful with this… Joe is guarded, as he should be. But life is too short to not forgive and try to move forward. I can tell he is excited to see where this goes and what else he will learn about himself in the process, and so am I.