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Title: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Gliderjohn on March 01, 2020, 09:37:34 PM
In response to my original thread on the topic some have asked for updates so...
This continues to be an amazing new path in my life. Ruth and I will soon be returning to Albuquerque for our second visit. Have been in regular phone contact with very positive, informative and interesting conversations. All of my mother's extended family is now aware of me (previously only my deceased grandmother knew about me) and no one has had a heart attack or stroke over it.
Interesting that a first cousin that is only a year younger than me has the exact same job I did here in KS and there are only about 50 of those positions in the state.
My mother is planning to visit here mid summer requesting a glider and motorcycle ride. So that gives me much motivation to get current again this year as I would be honored to do both.
Sometimes life craps on you and sometimes life blows you a kiss, cherish those kisses.
GliderJohn
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Scout63 on March 01, 2020, 09:55:35 PM
Iím so glad. Best wishes to you and your expanded family.
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Ncdan on March 01, 2020, 09:58:42 PM
Happy for your new found joy in your life. Could be a spiritual thing John, who knows👍
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: 80CX100 on March 01, 2020, 10:00:17 PM
You're right, ride the waves when a good one comes by.

Very heartwarming, thanks for sharing the update.

Kelly
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: oldbike54 on March 01, 2020, 10:43:48 PM
 John , I had a very difficult time keeping this quiet when we first started talking about it what , 6 months ago . This has brought me great joy , thanks for sharing with the group  :bow:

 Dusty
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Gliderjohn on March 01, 2020, 10:57:47 PM
From oldbike54:
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John , I had a very difficult time keeping this quiet when we first started talking about it what , 6 months ago . This has brought me great joy , thanks for sharing with the group
Thanks for the remark and that you can find "great joy" from a friend's good fortune. That is a friend. Actually it has only been about four months, an amazing four months. As far as sharing my biggest hope is that I have not made an ass of myself from sharing this but this forum really is family and this is family news. Thanks to all that have tolerated me on this subject.
GliderJohn
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: oldbike54 on March 01, 2020, 11:12:35 PM
 ^^^No John , you haven't made an ass of yourself  :grin:

 Dusty
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Frenchfrog on March 02, 2020, 05:06:26 AM
I think the whole endeavour is extremely brave and courageous...firstl y contacting the family and then sharing with us.So glad that the outcome is positive
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: SIR REAL ED on March 02, 2020, 05:29:26 AM
From oldbike54:Thanks for the remark and that you can find "great joy" from a friend's good fortune. That is a friend. Actually it has only been about four months, an amazing four months. As far as sharing my biggest hope is that I have not made an ass of myself from sharing this but this forum really is family and this is family news. Thanks to all that have tolerated me on this subject.
GliderJohn

Thanks for sharing. 

With so many people with vested interests in spreading bad news, good news is always welcome. 

Always good to hear about good families, or happy family events, with so many of the opposite being published.

Your not an ass at all, as the old saying goes "Shared sorrow is half sorrow, shared joy is double joy!"
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: LowRyter on March 02, 2020, 07:35:06 AM
Best wishes for the visit and reunion. 
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: jwinwi on March 02, 2020, 07:46:02 AM
I think the whole endeavour is extremely brave and courageous...firstl y contacting the family and then sharing with us.So glad that the outcome is positive

THIS  :thumb:
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Two Checks on March 02, 2020, 06:37:39 PM
There is still hope for this world.
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Canuck750 on March 02, 2020, 06:45:42 PM
I have enjoyed your post and I am so happy to hear how good it is working out for you and your mom. We all need to read good news stories and yours is definitely one of the most heart warming I have come across this year kudos to you sir!
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Gliderjohn on March 02, 2020, 07:20:05 PM
Thanks all for the warm and supportive comments from everyone.  :thumb:
GliderJohn
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Shorty on March 02, 2020, 07:34:59 PM
Super!
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Gliderjohn on March 10, 2021, 02:30:15 PM
Things are finally coming together for my mother to come to KS. She has had both her - shots and Ruth and I will have are second on 3/24. She will be here around 4/19 and then we will drive her back probably the week after the CV rally. Her and Ruth will probably drive up to CV the Saturday of the rally.
Just ordered her a helmet. I asked her which bike she would prefer to ride on and then suggested the T-3 would probably be the easiest to get on and off. Her response was she wants rides on both the T-3 and the Norge along with the ATV. She is more than spry enough to deal with the Norge height. See some lunch rides coming.
Our relationship although all through phone, texts and e-mails this last year has really blossomed.
GliderJohn
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: kingoffleece on March 10, 2021, 04:12:40 PM
So nice to hear.  Seems like most of stories with the same contend don't end as well.
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Texas Turnip on March 10, 2021, 04:25:35 PM
Thanks for the post and the update. Like so many others, I'm also happy for you.

Tex
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: LowRyter on March 10, 2021, 04:38:20 PM
good going John
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on March 10, 2021, 06:37:32 PM
 :smiley: :thumb:
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: 80CX100 on March 10, 2021, 07:17:56 PM
     John tks so much for sharing the update, truly one of the most heartwarming stories I've ever heard.

     ps If your Mom is riding behind you out to lunch, it wouldn't be fair to her if you have the spicy hot chili, js lol

      enjoy the ride it sounds like a great one
        :bike-037:
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: oldbike54 on March 10, 2021, 07:34:57 PM
 It is cool that mom is accompanying John's wife to Cedar Vale  :bow:

 Dusty
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Gliderjohn on March 10, 2021, 07:44:51 PM
Thanks again for the kind comments. Glad I have been able to be part of something that is a positive force this last year. Guess 2021 was one for needing a mother. :laugh:
GliderJohn
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: SmithSwede on March 10, 2021, 08:57:22 PM
John, Iím really happy for you.  This is a really neat development and just goes to show that life is full of surprises.  Some bad, sure.  But some great.   

Now. 

Are you really, really sure you want them coming to Cedar Vale?  Hope you have had frank discussions and warnings.    :whip2:
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Scout63 on March 10, 2021, 10:43:21 PM
Thanks for sharing this great news John. Iíll bet your mother is thrilled to get to know you.  I would love to expand my family by one more.  Also there must be so much about her family and your forbears to learn about.
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: greer on March 11, 2021, 04:56:54 AM
Thanks for sharing the news John, all the best to you and yours.

Sarah
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: John Ulrich on March 11, 2021, 09:04:50 AM
Congrats!

A friend reunited with a family he never knew of.  Heart warming to see the new family photo's and how his cousins look like twin brothers!
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Gliderjohn on April 24, 2021, 06:49:07 PM
My mother has been with us since last Monday and will be staying through part of May. Finally the weather cooperated today and we had our first ride together. Did 45 miles and we both loved it.

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GliderJohn
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Ncdan on April 24, 2021, 07:19:00 PM
Very inspiring John👍👍👍
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: John A on April 24, 2021, 07:26:44 PM
That is cheerful news, thanks for including us!
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: oldbike54 on April 24, 2021, 07:43:47 PM
 Hi mom . Looking forward to meeting you  :thumb:

 Dusty
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: LowRyter on April 24, 2021, 09:52:00 PM
Stay on the road, man.   It looks you're going on the best route.    :bike-037:

 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: Gliderjohn on August 21, 2021, 11:06:22 PM
Recently had a BD and this coming November will be the 2nd anniversary of learning of my mother. Here is my BD card from her, doesn't get any better.

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(https://i.ibb.co/7gv8KB5/DSC06684.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7gv8KB5)


(https://i.ibb.co/7vtwDwQ/DSC06683.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7vtwDwQ)

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GliderJohn
Title: Re: Update - Discovering/meeting my birth mother
Post by: 80CX100 on August 22, 2021, 09:13:29 AM
John wishing you a belated HBD, that's quite the beautiful gift.

Tks for sharing  :thumb: