INSPIRING STORY OF THE WEEK
Becoming a Family
by Jeff Guidry
(With Lois W. Stern)
This is a most inspiring story of how, when one door shuts, a beautiful new door often opens in its place.
Saying good-bye to your beloved dog is a hard day to face. So the day Jeff had to put Jack down was one of the darkest days of his life. He had arranged with the vet clinic to have Jack spend his final moments outside in the grass. Jeff cradled him tenderly in his arms during those final moments so he wouldn’t be afraid. Overwhelmed with grief, Jeff felt like a door had slammed shut on his life.
But then, a few weeks later, he got a text message that changed his life forever.
The message started out with the words, “Hi, my name is Ash.” She went on to say something like, “I hope I’m not bothering you . . .” Well Jeff almost deleted this message thinking it was some sort of robot call. But then, right at the last second, he saw two familiar names on the screen.
One was Tamara, the name of a woman he had lived with years ago. The other was Tamara’s dad, a man Jeff used to play a bit of guitar with. So he hung in there and answered her questions.
The messaging continued with the words, “I’ve been doing this DNA search. I hired a private investigator. Then I saw a picture of you, and we even look alike. I think there’s a good chance you might be my father.” This kind of blew Jeff away as he never even knew her mom was pregnant. She just had suddenly left without telling him why.
The rest of this story is beyond beautiful, with a fairy tale ending that continues until this day.
Becoming a Family is now published in
Tales2Inspire ~ The Moonstone Collection – Book 1