Last week I posted in the "what are you doing today" thread about going to meet my half-sister for the first time. I can now post in this thread because it went really well, we are all very happy that we've found each other and planning to meet up again at Christmas time.
Long story short, mum was pregnant when she met my dad, they got engaged but when she had the baby it was adopted out and she told dad she lost it. They were married a couple of months later and it was never spoken of again.
My younger sister and I only found out about this last year and nobody could tell us whether a baby was even born or not (the few people who knew at the time have since died). But we eventually found out we have a sister, tracked her down and met her for the first time last week. She looks just like my mum and is lovely! And we now have nieces and they have aunties.
I have to stop saying "my sister" in conversations, people now ask "which one?" 😂