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

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Val

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

Georgette

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

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

Allie

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 :-)

Fiona

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 family.............how wonderful!!! Fiona. xx

Janice

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

McDitzy

McDitzy Report 7 Dec 2005 07:57

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

Fiona

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

Mea

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.

Suzanne

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

Unknown

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

Dianne

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

Fiona

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