This story isn’t sad or depressing, but it’s worth the read. Out of all of the sadness I have experienced in the last month, this is the ray of light my daddy left me. In August I met my “new” brother.As a complete surprise to us all, my daddy had fathered a child before he met my mother. He never got a chance to meet his son because the girl was sent away to give birth and put the baby up for adoption.
Fifty-two years later this grown man begins the search for his birth parents. He had a wonderful life with his adoptive parents and always knew he had been adopted, but never felt anything except wanted and loved. His adoptive parents both passed away so he decided to search for his birth parents. Sadly, when he found his birth mother she had just passed away a few months before.
After genetic testing and a lot of research, Kenneth found out who his birth father was – my daddy, John Lawrence Graham. At first, the uncertainty and questions came flooding in, but it didn’t take long to realize that Kenneth is definitely one of the family.
My daddy was so proud of his new-found son. They were able to spend time together twice before daddy got really sick. In Kenneth’s words, “When I first met John I was hoping for a handshake and conversation, what he gave me was a big smile, a warm hug, and sharing of personal experiences in his life.”
Because Kenneth lives in Tennessee, he was with us at the hospital as much as he could be. He took turns with us sitting with daddy during the day and at night, he was there when daddy slipped out of his earthly body and he will be with us as long as he can stand us. God’s timing is perfect.
It was almost as if my daddy was waiting on every detail of his life to come to perfection. His family was complete on earth, so it was time for daddy to move to Glory Land so that his body could be healed and he could rejoice with Jesus over his complete family. Thank you God for loving me so much that you gave me this earthly family.
Kenneth Humphries April, you know it took me 3 days before I found your first email to me back in August, and now it took me 4 days to find your fb post. I’m gonna have to learn me some technawlogy one of these days. Then I’m going to write a program or app which dete…See More
Sharon Strickland April, we have known Kenneth when he bead adopted into the family of Everette & Evelyn Humphrey s, we attended church together, & our children grew up together, so we were together a lot. He went to Mount Carmel’s Homecoming last Sunday, & because we w…See More