I mailed my letter to Mary on August 19, 2012. In my letter I had included two pictures of me taken over the summer of 2012. Beside the fact that the lawn needed to be mowed that Sunday, August 26th, I needed to be kept busy. I knew that Mary would have received the letter at the very latest on Friday, August 24th. So from Friday until Sunday I was second guessing myself. Did I do the right thing? What if I never hear back from her? Being I knew Dorothy was deceased should I have left well enough alone? I had so many questions in my head about the letter and what I thought would be Mary’s reaction, that I was on pins and needles the entire weekend.
I came inside the house when finished with the lawn to take a shower but of course I had to check my mobile phone to see if I had missed a call while outside mowing. I was constantly checking my phone all week every chance I could. Disappointed when no one called and even more disappointed when a call rang through of someone I knew and it was not Mary. Sure enough I did miss a call and it was from Mary, apprehensive to listen to the message on one hand and on the other hand so excited to see that Mary contacted me. I listened to the voicemail message. After identifying herself in the message the first words out of her mouth were “Oh Carol, I have to meet you, I want to meet you”. I was dancing around the kitchen crying tears of joy! I have a sister, who wants to meet me! I have a sister!!! I was expecting us to talk and “maybe” meet someday but she sounded in her voicemail very excited to talk to me. I have listened to her voicemail message so many times as it was the first time I heard my sister’s voice.