When I was 11 years old my parents divorced. My brother and I remained with my mother. My father remained in the area until my teenage years and then relocated to his home country of South Africa. He called me right before my 18th birthday and then I never heard from him again.
Over the years I have felt numerous emotions..anger, hate, hurt, love, etc. I didn’t even know if he was dead or alive. During the moments I missed my father I searched for him online with no luck. Finally 2 years ago I decided to forgive him in order to move on with my life. In Sept 2006, I decided to email the South African embassy, but got no results.
On February 17, 2007, I watched the Secret. On February 23, 2007, I received a voicemail message from a cousin from South Africa who said she was visiting the US on business and wanted to meet me. On March 2, 2007, my cousin came to visit. She said she had been looking for me for 2 years. For his own reasons, my father never gave her our contact information. Nevertheless, on March 3, 2007, I spoke with my father on the phone. He was happy to hear from me and would like to reunite soon. I have aunts, uncles and cousins who are awaiting our visit. I have already made a vision board which includes pictures of South Africa. I am happy and grateful that I will travel to South Africa by May 2007!!!
The first week after I watched The Secret I was excited about getting parking spaces and dates!! Who would have thought I was going to reunite with my father? I didn’t even have him on my vision board. But he was always in my thoughts. I was a believer in The Secret from the beginning, but this reunion truly makes me believe that anything is possible.