Monday, May 14, 2012

REUNION AFTER TWENTY YEARS OF SILENCE


 

Our son's girlfriend O. grew up in Russia. She, her slightly older sister and her baby brother were raised by their great grandmother. The youngest child, another sister, was adopted already then, but it was known where she was. When O. was ten years old, and her brother six the great grandmother died and the girls got cruelly separated from the boy. O.'s sister was given the opportunity to say a short good by, but O. did not get this chance. She was so close to him, the people responsible for all this feared that she would react hysterically, which, she says today, surely would have happened. The boy vanished completely from their lives, and her little heart broke. The girls were put in a boarding school and the brother got adopted. They never heard from him again, they did not know where he was taken, or what was his new name.

Two years later, she and her older sister came together to Israel. O. grew up into a wonderful and independent woman. But this yearning and longing was always with her. 

After our son introduced her to us, she told me about it in one of our first conversations. She said with tears welling up in her eyes and streaming down her face, that her biggest wish, the thing she most wanted in life, was to find her brother and be reunited with him.

One week ago it happened...

After twenty years of silence, after not knowing anything about him - he was found. The youngest sister also lives in Israel, and all the sisters had searched for a long time. He had looked for them too, he was little when he lost them, but he always remembered the sisters. Now there was success. He is not a mystery anymore, he is real, there is great excitement and happiness. He lives in Moscow with his girlfriend. He is fine. The sisters and he are talking all the time, Facebook, e-mail, phone. They are exchanging photos, asking and answering questions. He was thrilled to hear he is an uncle, the older sister has a sweet little boy. And the youngest sister also has a lovely baby boy. They will meet! They never will let go again!

This is only the short outline of a very complex life story with a happy ending and a new beginning...

I wish all similar stories would come out like this...

11 comments:

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

This is truly inspiring, Yael--proof that the heart can heal abd attatchments are eternal!

Eva said...

What a wonderful, almost miraculous story. Thank you for sharing! And congrats to the siblings who got reunited. This is moving.

glazedOver Pottery said...

Oh my goodness. My heart just stopped reading this! Wow, incredible!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

My own story is similar to this. There are so many emotions that go with this situation, some they may never speak of. I hope their bond remains strong and their spouses are happy for them and encouraging. My story is on going with what looks like not so happy ending.

Annuk said...

What a wonderful story!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing it, Yael! :) It is so moving!

Bob Bushell said...

A great story.

сергей! said...

at us everything will be good! I assure you!

zsazsazsu said...

Happy for her !!!!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

How wonderful that she found him after all these years!

Anonymous said...

וואו, איזה צמרמורת עוברת בי. סיפור ל כך מרגש. כיף להרגיש שמזוודת החיים שלנו מתרוקנת ממעמסה.

ורד

Misfits Vintage said...

What a beautiful end to a cruel story - I am so happy for this beautiful family, for finding each other again and for loving each other through all of these years. Thank you for sharing this story with us. Sarah xxx