On Finding My Father
by Jessica L.H. Stanfield
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
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I never knew who my real father was while I was growing up, just that he was not the father of any of my other five brothers and sisters. They all knew their fathers.
But in November of 1999 The Montel Williams show granted my request and helped me find my dad and had our DNA tested to be sure. It was an experience I had dreamed about for years. My dad and I had an instant bond between us and, unlike my mother had always said, he did not hate me for finding him. The whole day that we spent together in the big city, he kept saying "thank you, God for letting her find me." It was the most beautiful and fulfilling expierince because we proved the theory that parents have an instinctive bond with their children even if they don't actually meet until the child is grown. I wrote this poem about this amazing experience and this amazing man that I now call, Dad.
On Finding My Father
For so long
who you were,
who I was.
You are me.
I am you.
So close to me
but so far from my childhood.
I never felt your presence
until that cold November
New York minute,
when dreams materialized
into something tangible
and big, bright, yellow sunflowers
bloomed from your hands,
as you unfolded them
and offered me unconditional love
and peace of mind;
gifts from a man
who thought he had nothing to give me.
how thankful I have always been
for the precious gift he gave me,
he even knew I existed.
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|Reviewed by GEMorrison
|Glad you had a good experience with your father Jessica. I know where and who mine is and he has never did anything or showed any type feelings for me. So many years have past that I don't really care anymore. Great write. GEM|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|this touched me, too! so glad that you and your daddy were reunited! :) (((HUGS)))|
|Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
|Oh Jessica, This really touched my heart.