HAYLEY’S STORY: A voice from the past

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<p>My 68-year-old mother recently found out that she has a twin sister, from whom she was separated at birth. The letter came on a lazy summer afternoon, as Mom was knitting in her rocking chair. Her twin sister, Mary, had found out about my mother when she was looking into her family history. Now, she hoped to meet her long-lost sister in person. </p>
<p>I found it difficult to interpret my mom’s reaction when she read the letter. She sat there quietly reading, then she tossed it aside carelessly, as if it was yesterday’s paper. Several weeks later, another letter arrived, and I wondered what mom would do next. She just read it and again tossed it to the side. </p>
<p>I couldn’t stand it any longer. After all, I wanted to meet my aunt! I asked her “Mom, don’t you want to meet your sister?” She looked at me and said, “No one tells me a thing for 68 years, and now they expect me to believe this?” </p>
<p>When the third letter arrived, I decided to try and convince mom to give Mary a chance. After yet another letter, mom finally agreed to meet her. </p>
<p>A week later, I brought mom to the seniors’ residence where Aunt Mary lived. I recognized the Bershire family resemblance right away, as she looked exactly like mother. The afternoon went unbelievably well, with lots of chatter, tea and laughter. It was wonderful to see Mom and my Aunt Mary chatting excitedly and sharing stories of those lost 68 years of each other’s lives. </p>
<p>I’m glad mom finally decided to meet her sister, as it has truly enlightened her life. They found out that they have lots in common. Now, mom pops by to visit Mary every few days to go for a walk, have lunch or just chat. I’ve heard it said that the bonds between siblings are special and can’t be broken. After seeing my mom and Aunt Mary, I believe that is true. </p>

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