A New Chapter and Journey in my Life


I would like to share some news with you all that is so incredibly big and life changing for me.

These past few months I've had some BIG milestones happening in my life.

Everything from my stepfather having major bypass surgery. 

My son Grant starting his first day of Kindergarten.


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Another milestone…attending my 20 year high school reunion.

I had the BEST time hanging out with my longtime high school friends again. 

We made a weekend of seeing each other.


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I mostly enjoyed the quality time hanging out and catching up with my life long best friend Kristie.


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However, nothing is as big as what I am going to share with you.

One of the biggest milestone of my life is after 37  long years of searching and looking I have FINALLY found my biological Father.

Keith Alfred Campbell.


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I will share a little bit of the background story with you.

My Mother Blythe and my Father Keith married at a very young age. 



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They married in California and shortly moved to Hawaii. 

This young stud was a surfer and my Mom worked at a local t-shirt store.


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Shortly thereafter they became pregnant with me, and decided to move back to California.

I was born in Los Angeles and six months later my whole family (Grandparents, parents, uncle, and great-grandmother) moved to GA when my Grandfather accepted a new job. 

This was a very difficult move for my parents. They were young and having to support their daughter in a new state. My father especially had a difficult time adjusting to his new life and being so far away from the West Coast and missed his love of surfing.

My Mother and Father realized the marriage wasn't going to work, and therefore decided to divorce. My Father moved back to CA, and my Mother continued to raise me and soon after remarried my Adopted Father Doug Harris.


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This is the last photo I have of my Father and I. Taken at Christmas in 1972.

Throughout my teenage years into adulthood I have a had a huge void in my life and have always wondered where my Father was living and would I ever find him again. For as long as I've remembered I have been searching and searching for him with no luck.

FINALLY…..through the miracle of my Uncle John's longtime friend Tracy who still lives in California. It was Tracy that led me to him. She found out my father was living in Kauai, Hawaii. 

I soon had a contact phone number and on July 23rd with my heart beating fast, a huge lump in my throat and MAJOR sweaty palms I called the number.

FINALLY for the first time I heard my Father's voice and we both rejoiced in knowing we had found each other. It was BEYOND emotional for me and I didn't even know what to say or where to begin. My father explained to me that  he too has been looking for me ALL these years. He and I both praised the Lord that after all these long long years of wondering and feeling such emptiness that he had faithfully reunited us again.

We have talked for hours and hours, I am learning SO much about him and my other family. 

Im THRILLED to know I have half siblings! All my siblings were born in Hawaii and their birth Mother was Polynesian. 

I have a 30 year old brother named Kika.

Kaiu who is 25 years old. This photo if of Kaiu and little niece Makaia.


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Kuulei who is 26. This is a photo of her. I think we both have our Dad's big eyes.


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Kuulei with her precious daughters (my nieces hee! hee!) Makaia and Kamalei.


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Kuulei and I have already formed a wonderful bond on the phone and via email.

My heart was overflowing with happiness when I found out that Kuulei has been searching for me for YEARS!!! She told me ever since she was in High School she has been looking. On the internet, thru hospital records, and anything she could find. When we finally spoke on the phone she was just as giddy that I had found them after all these years of searching. She also moved and touched me when she told me she has always wanted a big sister.:)

This whole experience of finding my biological father has been so SURREAL!!!

The reunion between my father and I on the phone has been like something only you see in movies.

It's been so heartwarming and loving.

Im DYING to see my Father and meet my siblings and nieces and nephews. So… a week from TODAY I will be flying to Kauai for a full week to spend time with my Father and meet my half siblings for the first time.


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My Dad lives in Hanalei.


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I know many of you might be surprised that this trip is so soon. However, I look at this way…life is precious and too short. I don't want to waste time and waiting for the "perfect" opportunity to fly out there. Im very blesssed and grateful that my husband Curtis is extremely supportive of my decision to go so soon. He is going to be on some serious Dad duty while Im gone. hee! hee!

Thank you Honey!!!


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I can't even begin to describe the "weight" that has been lifted off of me now having been reunited with my father.

I bless the Lord for making my life feel complete now. I am SO excited and ready for this new and amazing chapter and journey in my life.

This will be my last post until I return from my trip. I am crazzy busy in my studio now making vendor Eye Candy goodies for The Creative Connection. Im losing a week due to my trip so I will be a bit M.I.A. for awhile. Im so sorry. I miss visiting all of your blogs and staying connected with my creative soul sisters. Im hoping I will have lots of downtime while at the airport and on the plane that I can finally catch up with you all. I miss you all much!!!


Hugs & Kisses!!!

XOXO,


 


 
 

 








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Oh Jenn, that is wonderful news! I am so happy for you! Have fun and and be safe on your trip!
Shannon
Shabby Shan’s Cottage

Wow!! What an amazing story! I’m so happy for you. My mother has been searching for her biological father for a very long time (and she is now 65) so I know the huge void that you talked about. Everyone who knew her dad said my husband (her son) and my boys (her grandsons) look alot like him. I am so excited about your trip and will be praying for you! :)
XO
Shelly

Jenn, your story brings is so beautiful and touching! I am so happy for you for finding your father and new family! I noticed your half sister looks a lot like you, and that’s when I just started crying with tears of happiness for you. I pray your trip is everything and more and you have an extra special time with your dad.
hugs,
Analise

Jennifer Grenko

Jenn, this is such wonderful news. Couldn’t be happier for you sweet girl! I can’t imagine what it was like to wonder about your dad for so long. You are very blessed to find another family who loves you so much!

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**brings tears to my eyes and is so beautiful…
love ya!

Jenn!!! WOW!!!! Just WOW!!!! So so so amazing, and touching, and exciting, and…just WOW!!! I am sooo happy for you!!!! This is wonderful!!!! WOW!!
Yeah….tears in my eyes as well!!! WOW!!!
XOXOXOXOXOXO Jenny

Hey Girl!
I would claim you too! Lucky for all of your new family and for you ~ it’s a wonderful new chapter in your life and will fill you up, I know.
Enjoy the journey.
Love,
Suzanne

PS
Love those old photos ~ they are priceless.

Thank you Shelly. I know I am not alone in this world when it comes to not knowing their family and searching for them. Thank you for sharing your story. I pray your Mom will be reunited. :) XO

Thank you Shannon! :) XO

Awwww…Analise!! Happy tears indeed! Thank you sweet friend. I feel blessed. :) XOXO

Thank you Jenn!!! I really appreciate your thoughtful comment. Its a joyous time for sure!! XOXO

Hugs to you Miss Jenny!!! Happy tears are being shed!! hee! hee! Thanks doll! Love you! XOXO

Thank you my sweet friend. So glad I have you in my life to share this experience with. :) Love you! XO

Wow I was crying reading this! Have a wonderful time so sure you will!! That plane is going to feel like it is moving so slow!!! You have a wonderful husband and family in GA and now in Hawaii! Cn’t wait to hear all about it and cry some more lol Grace xoxo

Julie B.

Jennifer, I am so happy for you and your family! What an incredible journey in finding a whole new branch of your family tree! Safe travels sweet girl!

Jenn, what an incredible story and so excited for your reunion!! I can relate with having a void, I grew up without my birth mother. We have connected off and on over the years, but until recently have not lived close enough to visit as often. I now only live 5 hrs away from her. I and my family are getting to know her better and it has felt like that void is disappearing. So very happy for you and your new found family…what a blessing!!! Enjoy and safe travels! Oh…my last child of 5 is starting Kindergarten this year so I am sure there will be many tears on that day…his first and my last. :)
Hugs to you,
Victoria

I’ve been a lurker on your blog and fan of your creations, but I had to let you know how I think this is an amazing story! I got goosebumps reading it :) Congrats and enjoy your trip of a lifetime!

Jen,
I am so happy for you!! I know EXACTLY what you are feeling. About 5 years ago I was blessed enough to find my birth mother. She and I have developed a wonderful and close relationship (amazingly after living all over the U.S, she lives only 1 1/2 hours from me), and it has indeed filled an empty place in my soul. Have a wonderful trip getting to know your extended family.
Hugs and happy tears for you,
Sue

Oooh Jenn… I am so happy and excited for you! I have goosebumps reading your post… God definitely has a plan for all of us… and I am so happy He is re~uniting you with your daddy, and that you will meet your family… wishing you all a most wonderful, incredible time and I can’t wait to hear all about it when you return from Hawaii… love to you… xoxo Julie Marie

Wow, what a wonderful story. There are so many times these stories do not happen this way, you are one blessed girl! Have a safe trip and enjoy your growing family. I read that you feel fortunate to have found them but they are so fortunate to have you too.
~hugs

Wow, what a story!! Brought tears to my eyes to hear that you found him and you’re going to see him SOON! It just gives me goose bumps. So happy for you!!! ENJOY~
Kari
p.s. I’ll catch up with you at Creative Connection!

Thank you Gina!!! Hugs! XO,jenn

WOW! Thank you Sue for sharing your story with me. Thats INCREDIBLE that you and your Mom are close now. Its give me great hope!!! :) Big hugs,Jenn

Awww…thank you so much Amy for posting. It really means alot!!! :) XOXO,Jenn

Victoria, thank you for sharing your personal story with me. It feels so good for that empty void to finally go away. Good luck with the first day of Kindergarten. It pulls at your heartstrings for sure!!! :) XO,Jenn

Thank you Kari for you sweet post! Ive shed many a happy tears and I know next week the flood gates will OPEN! lol!!! See you at C.C.!!! So excited!! XOXO,Jenn

Paula K

Kauai is beautiful. Enjoy your new found family. God speed!

Wow Jenn, so many BIG exciting things happening in your life! Wishing you all the very best on your journey home to reunite with your Dad and your beautiful family!
Best wishes ~
xo Heidi

Awww…thanks Heidi for your kind well wishes!!! :) XO,Jenn

Jenn ~ I am tickled for you, have a wonderful visit with your father and siblings.

Andrea

I am so happy for you!
I can understand, wanting to meet your new
family members, quickly.
Have a great trip. I can’t wait to hear
about your dad and new siblings.
xo

oh Jen, this is a good news! and am so happy for you! I can’t wait to hear more wonderful stories from your new found family and don’t forget to take lots of photos! Have a safe journey and have fun!
take care!
xo
fitty

That is a Wonderful Story and what fun to not only find your father but to also to find out you have siblings, I am very supportive of you going just ASAP. You are so right life is short and precious , after all this searching and waiting and heartbreak, you must fly Miss Jennifer to your new found family. I just know all of you have been blessed! Have a great trip. Oh by the way Grant looks just darling in is school attire.
Will talk to you when you return. Aloha, Miss Diane

Hi Jenn, I have been a reader of your blog for a long time now, but too shy to comment i suppose….this post however had me in tears of happiness for you. I wish you all the very best on your trip to meet your family. How amazing and truly wonderful for you.
xo
Shannon.

what a beautiful happy ending, or should I say a beautiful happy beginning! Take care Jenn, Rachaelxo

Oh Jenn, I have tears in my eyes, how wonderful! Indeed Dad was one handsome man, his daughters resemble you!! I always say miracles do happen. I wish you so much love and joy when you meet. God’s blessings to you dear one, have a safe flight and wonderful reunion, long over due but surely will be wonderful.I’m so proud you never gave up and shared with us, much love to you, Lori

Oh what a joy! Your children look a lot like him! Especially your little girl. You look a lot like your beautiful mother, but as you say, the eyes is from him. I don’t think it’s too soon to go and visit, I mean, you’ve been waiting for this moment for many many years! When I read your post I got gose pimples! I’m so happy for you.

Jenn it looks like I can get my comment to work now!
I am so so so happy for you finding your father and your sisters! this is a wonderful story. I look forward to hearing about your reunion. You have a wonderful family and supportive husband and now it is all coming together even more for you! You deserve the best!!!
And yes, I do think you girls have similar eyes!
oh gosh and how sweet is Grant there on his first day! did you bawl like a baby? i blubbered like crazy on Leroy’s first day (but not in front of him of course)!
looking forward to hearing about your trip to Hawaii!
xoxoxo

I’m glad you are going! How wonderful to meet all your siblings. And aren’t you glad that you found them living in such a paradise???

What a wonderful post and I feel like I know you that much better. I can’t wait to hear all about it when you come back. I am adopted and I always wonder about how my birth parents are…if they are creative or have some of the same likes and dislikes as me. For me, I have never really thought of finding them, I just thought I would meet them in heaven one day. Enjoy your time together and take care.
Lori
P.S. Love the backpack shot!

Jenn, I got chills and tears reading your post. I am SO SO happy for you! It has to be one of the best feelings to find your Dad and now have a bigger circle of family around you. You and your hubby are so cute in that picture!!
hugs to you! Good luck on your trip!! xoxo heather

Oh Jenn, that is SOOOOOOOO wonderful!! and that fact he lives in HAWAII!!! Be still my heart, my favorite place on EARTH!! I am so happy for you and can’t wait to hear all about your journey!! I hope it’s everything you’re dreaming of and so much more!
xoxox
~misschell

Tricia k. Johnson

Congrats to you Jen, What a wonderful blessing for both you and your dad!!! My eyes were welting for you as I read your story!!!
You are so blessed with finding your new family ~ And there’s always plenty of Love to go around… God is Great that way isn’t he!!!
And as soon as I saw your dads photo .. I said to myself.. That’s where she gets those gorgeous cheek bones from!!!
Congrats Jen ~ Have a wonderful time!!
Sincerely, Mrs. Tricia K. Johnson

Oh sweet friend! What joyful and happy news! I am so touched by your post and can feel your joy and happiness. How exciting to find out you have a whole new set of siblings and nieces/nephews! I know you will have a fabulous trip. I wish you all the very best. I have not talked about this but my husband Jeff has a 13 year old daugther that lives in Iowa and has not been part of our lives. She found us shortly after Chelsea’s birth and she is actually here with us in Connecticut as we speak! We are rounding out two joyful weeks with her. It is amazing and so wonderful to have her in our lives and to know that Chelsea will know her big sister.
Big, big hugs to you!
Karla

Thank you Fitty!!! :) Hugs,Jenn

Thanks Diane!! I feel like Im living in a dream! Im so anxious to get there and soak it all in and enjoy the experience! I will have lots to share!! :) XOOX

Awww..thank you Shannon! Im really touched that you felt compelled to leave me a comment. It means SO much! Big hugs! Jenn

Thank you sweet Lori for you love and blessings! :) XOXO,Jenn

Thank you sweet friend!!! So much to celebrate right now! Im very fortunate to have YOU and all my creative friends to give me so much love, friendship, and support! Ill have TONS to share!!! Love you! XO,Jenn

I know Karla!!! I hit the jackpot! LOL!! Ill be visiting paradise quite often now. hee! hee! XO

I can totally relate. I found my biological father when I was 27. We have a good relationship to this day,6 years later, and we are still getting to know each other.
I wish you the best when you meet the rest of your family. I’m sure they will lovingly welcome you into their home and hearts.
Isn’t it funny to feel love for your father when you’ve never met him until now? That was one of the many emotions I worked through after meeting my father.
Blessings Jennifer,
Charmaine

Thanks sweet Lori!!! Vivi is also adopted and I wonder if she will want to find her birth parents one day. Im very supportive. I know you have that natural curiosity about your parents. I felt the same way about my Dad. Im positive you will meet them again one day. 😉 XO,Jenn

((Hugs!!)) Thank you Heather!!! Its all so overwhelming for me right now. My life feels a bit topsy turvy right now, but in a good way. Next week is going to be so emotional, and SO exciting!!! I will have much to share with you all. Thank girlie for you love, friendship, and support! XOXO,Jenn

Thanks Misschell!!! WOW! Can you believe Hawaii??? I hit the jackpot! hee! hee! XOXO,Jenn

Thank you sweet Tricia for your kind words and loving well wishes!!! :) Hugs! XO,Jenn

Karla!!! Omigosh!!! That is AMAZING news!!! WOW! I am SO happy for you and Jeff!!!! Doesnt it just make your family and hearts feel more complete? Sooo sweet to know that little Chelsea has a big sister!!! Fabulous news!! Big hugs! XO,Jenn

Your story is beautiful and ever so touching. God has a special way of redeeming the time and filling in the gaps of time lost. I just know that your moments spent with your family will create precious and lasting memories for years to come.
If you get a free moment, visit the CoCo Palms Resort where Elvis filmed Blue Hawaii. The grounds are beautiful and camera worthy. Also stop by the Bull Shed restaurant for the best lobster and teriyaki steak in the world. AAAH now I wish I could go too.
Enjoy,
Hugs

What a touching story of your life! I am sooo happy for you! Kuulei looks just like you! Have a wonderful time reconnecting! My Tita (sister) lived in Honolulu for years and I loved visiting her there.
Mahalo!
Sandy

What sweet blessings! I just love “happy endings”! Much aloha to you and your family…my parents live in Hawaii also. Emily. XOXOXO

Jenn, So happy for you and your incredible news! Wishing you an amazing journey & reunion! You are all so lucky and blessed to have found one another :-)
xo,
Jen

Colima

Good for you not wasting any more time! I pray that your reunion will be fabulous!!!! I have never met my father either, so I can imagine how excited you are to look into his face for the first time (that you may remember). Have a safe trip!
Colima

Jenn this is wonderful news. To meet your father and siblings – such an amazing thing to do. It will be a joyous and emotional time for you all
Alison

Thank you Alison!!! :) Hugs, XO Jenn

Hi Colima, thank you for your kind reply. :) XO,Jenn

Thank you sweet Jenny! :) XO,Jenn

Thanks Sandy for your sweet note! I too think Kuulei and I resemble each other. Its going to be SO wild seeing them all face to face. EEK! Not too shabby of a place to visit. 😉 hee! hee! Hugs! XOXO,Jenn

Thank you for your sweet note! I will be sure to seek those places out! I would to see where Elvis filmed Blue Hawaii! Bull shed on the list! Thanks! Xo,Jenn

Good luck with your new beginning! You must now feel complete! I hope it is an easy transition into each others lives. And you can now share all the love, joys and heartbreaks that have been missed along the way, together now as a family! Have a safe and wonderful trip. Miracles happen all around us!
Sherri : )

Julia

Congrats!!! I am so happy for you, be safe and have fun. God has blessed you and your father.
Love always
Julia
at Julias Junket

hi Jenn,
It was fun to meet you a few Sunday’s ago on Kim’s bus trip.
Thank you for sharing your story, I hope your time in HI is blessed and wonderful. I had to write to you and share my excitment, I recently found my biological father, three sisters and a bunch of new family after 40 years of searching, I thought I never would, and it was pretty much a miracle in my life. The story is on my blog, thought you might enjoy reading it. I wish you a very happy reunion, for me it has been one of the most precious gifts in my life I hope it is for you too.
Also I gave your card to Valentina regarding the cute top Kim had on that you were interested in, I hope she got in contact with you.
Sincerely,
Debi Beard
debisdesigndiary.blogspot.com

Welcome to the beginning of the rest of your beautiful life! It is unfolding just as it should be! Beautiful and blessed dear Jenn!
I love you sweet friend!
xoxo
Christine

Congratulations!!! We just went through a similar situation – my husband was reunited with his adult sons just 6 months ago and they’ve been playing “catch-up” ever since and it’s all been so, so great! They missed him terribly and he missed them so very much. Your story is so heartwarming and we wish you the best of times with your new family!! xo, Nan

A wonderful and happy ending, as well as an even better beginning!! Congrats on so many joys coming your way!!! Please let us know how it goes!!

Jenn-
(I’ve been reading your Blog for years). That is so wonderful of you to share this very personal info of your life. It’s very inspiring too….I never knew my bio father either and maybe I should start searching, I have always wondered if I have any other sibs out there.
Have a FAB time in Hawaii! (visit my Blog when you have a moment, it’s currently Hawaiian-themed!)
Ho’omaika’i ‘ana
-pamela :)

Jennifer..this is so awesome. I met my biological father when I was about your age! I’m so glad you found him.

Katie Barker

I am over the moon for you Jenn…couldn’t have happened to a sweeter person. You are right…life is too short. Go for it….open your arms and take all that is coming your way….you have so much to make up for!!! Can’t wait to see the photos of you and your Dad. Big hug and have a fabulous week. x

Thats wonderful Nan!!! So happy for you guys! Thank you for your well wishes! :) XO,Jenn

Thanks Pamela for your comment. It would be amazing if I inspired you to search for your father. You never know sweetie what the future hold for you and you family. Good luck to you! Xo,Jenn

Awww…thanks Katie!! I appreciate your super sweet comment! :) Hugs,Jenn

What and exciting time in your life to finally fill in the piece of your life that was missing and find out there are more pieces than you knew about. I am so happy for you and your family. Enjoy each other and make many memories.
Hugs
Ginger

Hi Jenn,
Your story touched my heart. I am so very happy for you and your family. Congrats on your growing family!
Mendy from Texas

Hi Mendy!
Thanks for stopping by! I truly appreciate your sweet and thoughtful comment! :) XO,Jenn

WOW! I am speechless. Boy is your family gonna LOVE you! I am so happy for you Jenn, and like the others, you brought tears to my eyes. I had no idea what to expect when you said “a new chapter” but it wasn’t this! I can’t wait to see/hear all about it when you return fron CC and have time. You are such a beautiful person inside and out…I wish you all the best! xo suzanne

Jenn…what a glorious mood you must be in!! To find out that you have siblings, and nieces . Your heart must be filled with joy!! I am happy for you! Your sweet son is going to just love kindergarten (What a doll he is), I hope Miss Viv enjoys all the mommy time she will get to herself!! You looked stunning at your class reunion…what a gorgeous couple you and hubby are. Have a blast on your adventure to Hawaii!! Big Hugs.

Hey Jenn!
I just found this post and you are in Hawaii with your ‘new’ extended family by now. I hope you are having a fabulous time. What a wonderful post that parallels my life a bit, but my father remained estranged from me and my brothers after my parents were divorced. He was abusive to my mom, so that was one reason he lived on the west coast and we never went to see him from the east coast. I can’t say how touched I was to read a successful reunion was going to happen with you, your dad and half siblings.
My father is deceased now and I do hope to go to Oregon and meet my other relatives there (he was the black sheep in the family) and also see the land he loved and missed while he was living in PA and NJ.
BTW, I hope that both you and Jessi will go to the Spookytime event in NJ because that is only 70 miles from me! I can probably go! And if you go, I can recommend things in that wonderful, beautiful area.
Thanks for sharing your story.

tammyCA

WOW…a big WOW! That does sound like something from the movies. I’m so glad it is a happy reunion and you found your missing pieces. My own dad was missing for years – not a divorce – he just deserted my mom & 6 kids – no calls or visits from when I was 6 until I was 15 and saw him again…unfortunately, it was not a good thing…but, I love to hear happy stories such as yours. :)

Jenn~ “OH HAPPY DAY! ”
You have shown through your wonderful posts how precious family is to you. I can just imagine how magical the moment will be when you meet your dad and extended family in person.
Your story took my breath away…I don’t get to see my brothers ans sis much. Their last visit with us was at my son and dil’s wedding a few years ago. Hubby and I took everyone on PNW beach vacation. Those memories are priceless, as I’m sure the ones you are about to create will be too.
I look forward to you sharing more with us.
Sweet wishes,
Sara

wow. So as I leave this comment you aren’t there, but meeting your father. :o) I hope it all goes well for you both.
Gosh, what a moving post. You’ve had me tears from Grant going to kindergarten!
You are right, there is a lot going on in your life right now, all of it sifnificant.
I am so happy for you, and by the way, you and your mum are so alike, I love the wedding photo.
Take care, and Good Luck! xxxx

Jenn, I am SO very happy for you! What a beautiful post…brought me to tears. You must feel very lucky and blessed to have found your father after all those years of searching. What a soul-fulfilling experience for you and for him. I just know your trip will be wonderful in so many ways!
Wish I could give you a big hug! Can’t wait to hear about the reunion!

Jenn,
I am so thrilled to see you’ve connected with your father and siblings. A girl needs her daddy’s love, at every age in her life! I hope you’re having fun in HA, we love that Kauai (don’t run over any chickens!). I enjoyed reading such an uplifting story, touched my heart!
Hugs, Heidi (Everyday Cookies)

Oh my goodness, Jenn, congrats on your wonderful blessings! Hope your trip is fantastic!

Oh my gosh!!! You’re so brave, Jenn! Sending you hugs and hugs and more hugs! I’m sure you’re going to have a wonderful trip. You’re story is so beautiful and I’m so happy for you!
xo,
Michelle

That is such great news, Jenn, and it’ is such a great decision!!!!

Truly amazing and wonderful. Hanalei is one of the most beautiful places on this earth and how poetic that you found your family there. Have a wonderful visit and reunion.

((((((((((((Jenn))))))))))))))))))
I am sooooooooooooooo happy for you. I cannot even imagine the emotions and what your heart must feel. Wow! I am just so incredibly happy for you. And your Daddy.
Love,
Kim

Thank you my friend. I am having a wonderful time in Hawaii right now with my new family. Many photos and stories to share when I return home. Hugs! XO,Jenn

Thank you Suzanne! Your comment means the world! Im having a fantastic time in Hawaii with my new family. Many photos and stories to share when I return home! Big hugs! XO,Jenn

Elizabeth Marchus

Hi Jenn,
I just found your blog and have enjoyed spending time reading your post and learning more about you.. I have become a follower.
What a special week you will have being reunited with your Dad and meeting other family members.. My niece has been searching for her Father and no luck yet…one day when the time is right she will meet him.
You have been blessed with a beautiful family.
Come by for a visit anytime.
Big hugs~Elizabeth~Home is Where the Heart is~

There are a lot of comments here but I hope you read this one. I have such mixed emotions about this. My biological father has always been out of the picture. My mom divorced him when I was a baby and then she remarried when I was 2. My “step father” IS my father as far as I am concerned. My biological father has not made any efforts to contact me my whole life and then out of the blue last summer, he contacted me through Facebook of all ways to reach out.
I ignored the message and I decided I don’t want to open that door. Reading this post has caused me some doubt but I think I’ll pray on it and ask God to direct me. I don’t want to be unforgiving but I also don’t want a relationship with someone who has ignored me for my whole life. *sigh*
~Sadie

Gerry Kruse

I have been checking regularly since you posted your WONDERFUL news! I can’t wait to hear how it all turned out for you….and hope to see pictures too! You do sooo well in posting GREAT pictures and telling your stories. So happy for you!

I have tears in my eyes from reading about your journey….what a wonderful husband you have that supports you and makes your dream of seeing your family possible. I am so happy for you.
Much love,
LuLu♥

Lulu, Thank you sweet friend…I really appreciate your loving kind words. :) XOXO,Jenn

That’s SO wonderful! I’ve always loved happy endings, but this one is a great beginning as well! :)

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