As the saying goes, blood is thicker than water. No matter how long or how far away family members might stray away from each other, these bonds seem to transcend time and distance, never to be broken. Some family members might meet for the first time in decades, and automatically connect and love each other unconditionally as if they’ve grown up with each other.
Don Baker was adopted at birth in 1951, but it wasn’t until 2014 that he discovered he had four siblings, and possibly a fifth named Sandra. Even though Don knew he could have another sister, he was unable to find her—until now, according to Fox 35.
“My wife and I were out for our anniversary and I got a call from my niece, and she said you won’t believe it, it’s da ja vu all over again. I just got Facebook message from the other sister that we knew about but had no way to look for,” Baker said to Fox 35.
After 60 years, Don reunited with his sister, Sandra Glosson. Sandra recalls the moment she was able to talk to her brother.
“Don called me on a Sunday morning and said, ‘Hello sis,’ and that was the best feeling—it was just wonderful,” Sandra Glosson explained.
“The other brothers and sisters, grew up more together [and] knew each other. We didn’t, so I think we sort of bond around that we were raised by other families and we both had great families that raised us,” Baker said.
Three of their siblings and their mother have passed away, so the two later met up with their other brother. Connecting with Sandra was like finding the missing piece to their puzzle. They explained to Fox 35 that the reunion completes their family tree.
Sandra is happy to connect with her family, saying, “Knowing that I have two brothers and that we can connect and talk on the phone and hopefully see each other again, I hope that this won’t be the end of it.”
Don is looking forward to making up for lost time. “I’m just looking forward to getting to know her, we got 60 odd years of catching up to do.”