Life is good, and it gets better every day! For reasons I don’t want to explain right now, I haven’t spoken to my brother Richard for twenty-five years. Within the past three months, I went on Facebook and posted something to a couple of Rich Valentinos to no avail.
On July 9, I received an e-mail from Briana Valentino. In the e-mail, she writes, “My father has recently been thinking a lot about you and missing you as well as wishing there was a way to reach out to you to scratch away the past.”
Briana is Richard’s twenty-two-year-old daughter. Apparently she took it upon herself to search for her missing aunt and cousins she’s never met. Richard remembered my ex-husband’s name and off she went.
She found me. I e-mailed her back right away and gave her my phone number. Not ten minutes later, Richard called me. I don’t think I can explain in words how elated I was to talk to Richard again.
Life has a way of circling back around. You just have to be open to that possibility and embrace it when it comes! I am going to visit my brother next month, and I can’t wait!