As many of you may know, my husband has been married a few times. He finally got it right - haha! What you probably don't know is that he has a daughter from his first marriage WAYYYYYYY back a long time ago. Because of crazy divorce stuff he ended up losing touch with her when she was about 8. He tried to get together with her and then find her but the mom was "less than cooperative" at the time. Over the years he has tried to find her but without knowing her last name or having any idea where she was living - it was a bit difficult.
Enter last week. Wayne received an email from "Barbara". He called me over to look at the message and basically all the message said was "wow". I was totally confused. I had no idea why he was showing me this strange message. But then he said "No, you don't understand. I think this is from THE Barbara!". I was like "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? You gotta be kidding me!?!?!". So, there it is - a family instantly reunited via the internet.
There are a couple of interesting things about this situation. First, she now has 2 brothers and 1 step-brother that she has never really met. Second, she has 3 beautiful daughters aged 18, 17 and 11 that Wayne and I are now the grandparents of. Third, Barbara is two years OLDER than me!! Crazy, right? Fourth, I could feasibly be a great-grandmother before I am 40. So now I have a granddaugher that is one year younger than my son. What's that crazy country song? Something about I married my mother's daughter.......yeah, I can hear it playing in the background now.
Anyway - I know the new family members have spent hours perusing the blog to look at all the nutty stories and pictures so I think you have probably seen most of them. I will put up a couple more here that you probably haven't seen yet.
Our wedding (which we didn't invite anyone to!)
Me and your brother Brogan on his birthday
Your dad and I at the Southernmost point (OMG that platform was SO HOT on our feet!!)Anyways - to Barbara, Mariah, Ashton and Taryn - WELCOME to our crazy family!!!! We may not be wealthy in the traditional sense of the word but we are very, very fortunate to have this wonderful family (despite a few bumps in the road) and be living out our dream here in Blue Ridge. Come visit soon!!! We all look forward to seeing you!!! Man, family reunions around this place are gonna start getting interesting!!!