Saturday, October 11, 2014

TWO WORDS

Speaking as a linguist, I can tell you that no one ever knows every word in their own language and speaking as an only child I can tell you that there are two words in mine that I knew but never thought I'd be able to say. They are, quite simply, "my sister"

But all that changed for me at 3pm Italian time yesterday when, after 64 years, I was reunited, here in Sicily, with my birth sister, Jill.  Here we are at that very emotional meeting:



Some of you will know that I was adopted at the age of nine months, and that story is here. Now my sister and I are living through another story and I hope I'll be able to tell you about it during the coming weeks.

Regular readers may have noticed that my posting has been a bit irregular lately and, if you have a blog that I normally visit, that I haven't made my visiting rounds as usual. Now you know why! The blogging will be back to normal soon but meanwhile I'm enjoying getting to know my sister and showing her Sicily. Please be happy for my sister and me!

22 comments:

Lee said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! How absolutely wonderful for you, Pat...for you both. I'm very pleased for you...make every moment and lost moment count. :)

Angus Dei said...

What great news Welshcakes:)

Enjoy your time with your sister, G/bless.

Sackerson said...

Yes, happy for you.

Sean Jeating said...

Ahh, wonderful, Lady Limoncello. There will be much to tell, lots to learn. Enjoy each moment. I do feel happy for both of you.

CherryPie said...

WOW! How wonderful :-)

I look forward to hearing about your adventures together :-)

Claude said...

What a moving, happy moment! Thank you for sharing. God bless you both.

Leslie: said...

I can't imagine how wonderful it must be to meet again after all these years. You do have a lot of catching up to do, so just do it and forget us for as long as necessary. We are, however, looking forward to some stories! Hugs from western Canada, Leslie.

rosaria williams said...

Oh Pat, what a beautiful thing to find and meet up with your sister.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you all so much for your kindness and good wishes. They mean so much to me.

sally in norfolk said...

wow such a happy happy day for you :-) cannot wait to hear more x x

Trubes said...

Well I'm amazed, what wonderful news. You both must be so happy to meet again.
I hope you enjoy your time together, you'll have lots to talk about.
Love Di xx

Laruchka said...

CHE BELLO!!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you, Sally, I really appreciate that. x

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you, Trubes. I'm amazed too! Grazie, Laruchka.

Ellee Seymour said...

I am so very, very happy for you. x

Liz Hinds said...

Wonderful. So pleased for you. Maybe one day I'll also be able to say, 'my sister.' If she ever wants to meet me!

Have a wonderfully happy time getting to know each other. You have so many years to catch up!

Patricia Edie said...

This post gave me chills. How wonderful for you!!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow Pat, I had to read this post twice. I am very happy for you both. I knew your story about being adopted but never knew about you having a sibling.

Take your time coming back to your blog .you certainly do have lots to talk about and catch up with. Xx

Whispering Walls said...

How amazing - all best wishes to you both!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Again, Thank you all for your kindness and good wishes. They mean more than you can ever imagine.

Betty said...

What a wonderful reunion you had! Except I guess it wasn't really a reunion since you had never met before, so I'll call it a wonderful event. Congratulations on meeting your sister!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Betty. Well, we were together, for a very short time, when I was a baby so it was a reunion. Neither of us can remember, of course . not cosciously, anyway but who knows what memory really does?

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