Sunday, July 4, 2010

My Late Brother Johns' Missing Gift

Every 4th of July for the past 19 yrs. has been a struggle for my family. This year however, we finally found a gift that my brother, John Michael Lemich, who passed away on the 5th of July, (READ ABOUT THE ACCIDENT HERE), left for us.

We knew about this gift, but have been unable to find it! We all have searched, at various times over the years, looking, hunting, getting frustrated & then giving up. Only to feel the tug at our hearts every few years & search again.

This year was again one of those years I began the search. I consider myself an amateur detective and after about three days and no luck once again, I reluctantly gave up. Then to my surprise, my sister April, who also was feeling the urge, started searching for the long lost gift too.


The ironic thing is, the gift was found on the exact day of the 19th anniversary of my brothers accident.

To say that this lifted the mood of this difficult time of year for us is an understatement!

There are no words to describe our happiness

On this 19th Anniversary of my brothers death I would like to share his missing present with all of you too..............................................

The search is finally over.

We feel that my brother somehow had a hand in helping us find his daughter!

We are so blessed to be able to have Whitley & Johnny in our lives.

MY BROTHERS SON JOHNNY (Luckily, he's been a part of our lives since he was born & also has been searching for his 1/2 sister).

My brother passed away before meeting either of his children, but is obviously watching down from above!

This 4th of July is a very special & joyous one for our family!


Happy 4th of July everyone!


KC Mom said...

What a miracle! I bet it's so wonderful to see some of him in her! Maegan said...

omg that's amazing! What a special 4th this must be for you all . Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

I love our gift. Great post, Lis.

Leesa said...

Oh my gosh, Lis...

This is both so sad and so heart-warming that tears are streaming down my cheeks right now... I know well what it's like to lose a loved one and how difficult it is on the anniversary date of their passing....
You're brother will always be with you in your hearts... I'm really happy you found the gift he left and did you find his daughter, then??
Lots of hugs,

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

What an amazing gift to receive! I know you all must be SO very excited. I would love to hear more of the story, like how old they are and how you found them. That is so awesome.

Enjoy your new found niece!


Teresa <><

♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥

Sundie said...

Those are fun pix!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

So sad story and at the same time so joy to find his daughter. I'm really sorry to hear about the lost of your beloved brother. Hugs to all of you.

Lucy said...

I am so sorry if I overstepped my comment. I know this was and is about your brother,and your loss. I should not have imposed my sorrow on you.

Lisa Petrarca said...

OMG Lucy...don't you even give it a second thought! I'm glad you shared with me!!!

I know that it always feels better to let our feelings about our missing loved ones out. We should all do it OFTEN. It makes you feel like a part of them, (even if it is just the memory now) is still with us.

My heart goes out to you also!

Here's a BIG HUG from me to you!!!

Lisa Petrarca said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! It means a lot to me!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

This is an incredible story. I can only imagine the struggle of knowing there was a special family member out there, but no way of contacting her. Enjoy your journey of getting to know your "new" loved one!