I have a sister!!
When my dad was just starting college, he fell in love with a woman we can call her Bickie lol. Well Bickie got pregnant, and the story is a little fuzzy right here but she ended up moving to Arizona, where she had a baby girl. Well, I guess Bickie had 7 kids and gave some up for adoption. This little baby being one of them. Fast forward 37 years later up to 2 days ago. November 30, 2010, my mom got a phone call. Well, normally she doesn't answer calls that she doesn't know the number and this was the same thing. However, she had a gut feeling that told her to call this number. Well my mom called the number back and asked who had called the number, the conversation went like this:
Mom- "Hi did someone call this house?"
Mystery person- "Yes, I'm looking for Mark Schultz?"
Mom- "Well, I'm sorry but he passed away 10 years ago."
Mystery person- "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that, is this by chance the Mark Schultz that went to Ferris State."
*Mom stops dead in her tracks*
Mom- "Who is this?"
*Myster person revealed in
Mystery person- "This is Bickie."
The rest is a little fuzzy don't exactly know how it went from there. But apparently Elizabeth (my sister!!) found her birth mom last year and has been looking for my father. Finally they just started calling all of the Schultz's in River Rouge and since my mother's name never changed when they got a divorce and phone number hasn't changed in 30 years. They got her. Wow!!
So they chatted a little bit, apparently Elizabeth lives in Arizona, has children, is married. She has a daughter with blonde hair and blue eyes that looks just like my father... we'll see about that because I look just like my dad.
My mom didn't know if we were going to act on it or not so in closing she asked Bickie to relay the message that my dad was an amazing man, a wonderful husband, and a fantastic father. He was well respected throughout this city as a lieutenant of the police department. And everyone misses him tremendously.
That about broke my heart.
Well, my mom gave my oldest sister, Sara, the number to call her, but she hasn't done it yet. I'm going crazy over here, so I'm hoping she does it today, because if she doesn't I'm calling tomorrow. I have the entire day off and I'm going to start writing questions out tonight.
The part that really kills me is that she was in foster care her whole life and my mom and dad would have raised her with all of us as our sister in every scence of the word. I wish her life didn't have to be so hard. I really hope that we can have a relationship, because a part of us, is out there and I can't wait for it to join us!