I am the second eldest child (eldest son) of my mother. Or so I thought ever since I was born. I have an older sister, two younger brothers and a younger sister. Then about 3 years ago, my aunt told me that me and my siblings have another older sister. So apparently, my mother had a child when she was a teenager with her then boyfriend, but then the boyfriend's family took my sister away. My mother became childless and this was kept from us. Maybe it was too painful for her.
My sister is currently in living in Dallas, Texas, raising her daughter and working all by herself. The moment we found out we Skyped with her. My sister told us that she has been dying to reach out to us, and that she has looking at our Facebook profiles, trying to see what has been happening in our lives. We wanted to hug each other, spend time together. My mother haven't seen here ever since they got separated and were able to see each other via the internet.
And so I was the third eldest child and still the eldest child of my mother. Or so I thought....
After hearing this news, a week later, my aunt again has some news for us. We also have an older brother, my mother's second born. After my sister was taken away, my mother met a U.S. Navy officer. They had a son. But the U.S. Navy officer took my brother with him when he left the Philippines. Again, my mother was childless. Around this time, my mother was friends with my father. My father was there for my mother and they fell in love. And the rest is history.
My brother at the time was in the U.S. Army stationed in Japan. So he was able to do a surprise visit to the Philippine with my help. We were able to spend time with him for the first time. It was an amazing feeling having an older brother. He is now dismissed from the army and is trying to adjust back to civilian life.
All of my mother's children have never been under the same roof, around the same dinner table to share a meal, spend time together, laugh together, or even tease one another. It is my wish for everyone in my family to make this dream come true. We are not rich, we only have enough to get by. And would me the world to us if you can help us make this come true, atleast once in our life. Thank you.