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Never expected family research to be easy.....but

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Fiona Report 20 Dec 2005 17:25

Dianne, Thank you, looks set for a good new year getting to know my new family. Suzanne, Hopefully if my gran gets a bit stronger after such a bit opperation my mum will get to meet her, but having pictures of her is more than my mum had hoped for. Mea, Thanks for the info on the flights, have e-mailed it to my husband at work. Nell, I know what you mean about not knowing how things go in the long run for people, thats why I wanted to let you all know whats happening. Will be letting you all know how things go in the New Year. Looking for your Carter/McCarthy's was just what I needed to get my mind off the difficulties I was having finding my mums family at the time. Thank you all for sharing my happiness with me! Fiona. xx


Dianne Report 20 Dec 2005 10:02

Fiona I have only just come across this story, and I am sitting here in tears too. I just wanted to let you know how happy I am for all of you. Merry Christmas. Dianne xx


Unknown Report 20 Dec 2005 09:33

Fiona So often people post tantalising family history on these boards and you never find out what happens so I am glad you are keeping us posted. It's great to share good news as well as the frustrating and sad stuff. I am thrilled with your update and I shall always be grateful to you for finding my Carter-McCarthy people! nell


Suzanne Report 20 Dec 2005 01:23

You must have something in your gene pool that is family orientated and I dont think it came from your mother's father! I do so hope everything works out for you and your Mum. They must meet!!!!! age 87......before its too late. We do so need happy endings and hope for the good. Suzanne XX


Mea Report 19 Dec 2005 23:49

Hi Fiona, I have been following your thread, Congratulations on finding your Mum's family. Not sure if you know, but BA have A Very good offer on at the moment with their flights to England. Take a look at their web site, maybe you can go home earlier than you thought, you have to book before the 9 Jan 2006., and fly before the 3 April though. A Very tempting offer..... Wishing you and your family A Very Merry Christmas from us out here in Seattle...... Mea.


Fiona Report 19 Dec 2005 23:10

Just wanted to let you all know how things are going, I've had 3 very nice e-mails so far from the daughter of one of my mums new sisters. Best of all I now have pictures of my grandmother!!! I printed them out and sent them to my mum, told her she should have got a computer she'd have had them in seconds and not days. It is wonderful that my mum will at last be able to see what her mother looked like. Have also received pictures of my mums 3 sisters and brother. The family just keeps growing. I've sorted what pictures I had of my mum and e-mailed them to my mums new niece and also sent some of my brother and sisters and one of my 4 children together. Today I got a Christmas card and a very think letter from my mums eldest sister, for a while I looked at the Christmas card trying to work out who it was from, guess I wasn't expecting a card and letter just yet. How wonderful it was though, brought tears to my eyes! She also included a picture of my grandmother and her husband and also a very lovely picture of herself. My new family seem to be very nice caring people and from the letter I got today my mums sister sounds wonderful, she is also a bit annoyed at the family keeping from her what they knew of her sister for so many years but is looking forward to getting to know my mum and the rest of the family. It's going to be a great Christmas and looks like the New Year could be the best ever getting to know my new family! If I can stop crying long enough to enjoy it that is, I am so happy!! Merry Christmas to you all and I wish all of you the best New Year ever!!! Fiona. xx


McDitzy Report 7 Dec 2005 07:57

Just wanted to say, I'm really happy for you, your mum and your newly found family!


Janice Report 6 Dec 2005 23:25

WOW! Just come across this thread. What a fantastic ending. Hope you all have the very best Christmas on record. Janice


Fiona Report 6 Dec 2005 22:30

Thank you all for your kind words and surport, It feels so great to know so may people are behind me. It has been hard but I am now starting to feel as though it has been worth it. I will of course keep you in touch with how things are going. I am just about to write to my new family again and tell them all about my mum, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren!! The e-mail I had from them said that my mums mother had 12 grandchildren from her other 4 children. They will be able to add another 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren from my mum to that. I've just realised we now have 5 generations still living to our wonderful!!! Fiona. xx


Allie Report 6 Dec 2005 20:27

Hi Fiona, I have just read this and I am so pleased that you have managed to make contact with the family and that there is a chance that a few heartaches may be laid to rest for your Mother and Grandmother. I cannot imagine the highs and lows you have encountered trying to get to the truth, you deserve a massive pat on the back for not giving up. Many congratulations to you and the family. I hope you will keep us posted on anything in the future. I'm sure we are all keen to know how things turn out. Regards Allie :-)

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 6 Dec 2005 19:52

Fiona This is wonderful! And I am quite quite sure that your Grandmother IS strong enough to meet your mother. I cannot BEAR to think that this old lady might die, never to be reuinited with her daughter! Please keep us all posted. Olde Crone


Georgette Report 6 Dec 2005 19:30

Fiona, What a wonderful story and I'm so glad that it looks like you're going to have a happy ending for christmas. Your poor mother and grandmother to have been deprieved of eachother all these years. I hope your grandmother is strong enough to meet your mother. Best wishes, Helenxx


Val Report 6 Dec 2005 19:21

Fiona I have just read your thread and my heart goes out to you and your mother after all these years with out her I do hope they get together very soon as a mothers love is the greatest gift and no one should be allowed to tarnish it ((((hugs)))) to you both and to your wonderful hubby who helped you every step of the way


Aileen Report 6 Dec 2005 18:31

Hi Fiona, Have just read this whole thread and can't imagine how you are all feeling right at the moment, I'm sure there are many mixed emotions. You must keep us informed on the outcome- I'm so looking forward to the next instalment and wish you all the best as you tackle what's ahead. It's so sad that you and your mum have been deprived of a nan and a mum but at least you have now found her. I'm sure you will deal with the way forward as sensibly as you have done so far -what an amazing story! Love, Aileenxx


Suein10b Report 6 Dec 2005 17:17

Fiona This is the first time Ive seen your thread. Ive sat here and read it through awash with tears. What a wonderful moving story. May I wish You and your Hubby, your Mum and Grandma and indeed all your Family My Very Best Wishes. Sue


Joan Report 6 Dec 2005 17:15

Hi Fiona I am sat here crying too and wishing you all the best wishes ever ! I don't want to be a fly on the wall but could I have the job of passing the hankies around when you all meet - this is a fantastic tale unfolding.Your new found family as well as your mum must be very proud of you and excited about a possible meet up. Keep us all informed please. My thoughts go out to you all x Joan


mac2 Report 6 Dec 2005 17:15

What a wonderful story, nice things can happen through research . I cried reading this. I wish you , your mum and grandma all the best and hope you meet soon. Please keep us up to date .


McAlp Report 6 Dec 2005 17:08

Fiona, just want to say that you made me cry reading your message about finding your grandmother,hope you do get to meet her. Thinking of you and your mother God Bless Ann


Rose Report 6 Dec 2005 17:02

Hi Fiona, Just came across this thread and wanted to add to it so I can find it again. What an amazing story. I do hope it has an even happier ending. Your grandmother will have lived with this throughout her life. She may have been hoping all these years that she would find her daughter again. Is she is in good health? She might be able to cope if it is broken to her bit by bit. Hope everything goes well. Rose


Liberty64 Report 6 Dec 2005 16:47

Hi Fiona, Just read the thread, well what a roller coaster of emotions you and your Mum have experienced recently,(not sure how I would have dealt with a situation like this). Im really happy that things are working out for you all. You have with out doubt handled the situation very sensitively, Im pleased You and your Mum have been fortunate enough to gain some knowledge about the past and she deffinately deserves to know the truth about what 'really' happened to her Mother and of course your nan! Well done Fiona on your findings! Very best wishes to you all. Lib :)) xxxx