My Mother’s Secret
I know the “Secret” works because of my own story which happened before I even saw the movie, “The Secret”.
My mother passed away in 2001 and she took with her what she thought was her “secret”. She had given my brother up for adoption 43 years earlier, when I was just 5 years old. I only found out about him in my early teenage years from my grandmother but my mother never knew of my knowledge. I always waited for her to tell me,..even when she became ill and I thought she might tell me about it at the end, ..she never did. She was taking this secret to her grave, or so she thought. I know she went through alot and I didn’t hold it against her, she was my mother and I loved her, unconditionally.
In the back of my mind however, I could not stop thinking about my brother,..what he must be like, where he lived,…if he was even alive!
The year following my mother’s death, I starting thinking about him alot.
I began to pray on a daily basis, confirming to myself that I was going to find him, that we would meet. About 3 months later, just when I thought nothing was going to happen, I received a call from my mother’s brother and sister-in-law. She asked me if my mother had ever told me I had a brother. She said a man had contacted her looking for his sister,..me! I couldn’t believe it and I started to cry. She gave me his phone number and I called him. After 43 years, I finally met my brother and we’ve been close ever since.
I honestly believe it was my constant reaffirmation that I would find him that brought him to me. I wish it could have happened while my mother was alive, so she could see both of her kids together,..but I believe she is looking down on us and knows we found each other.
Now, several years later, I read about “The Secret” and bought the movie. Yes,..I believe it’s real,..than anything is within our grasp if we want it badly enough. My life experience is proof of that.