Paul JD Update

Here is the latest:

— We are expecting a Baby in January, I’m very excited — Sister Just had a baby Boy — Happy about Obama Clincing the nomination — Excited for new iPhone

One strange thing has happened recently.  I have been in e-mail contact with my a direct biological ancestor– my father.  The last time I saw my dad was when I was three or four.  For virtually all of my life I have barely paid any attention to the fact that I had a father that was alive.  There was no actual contact between my father and any member of my family for nearly 15 years.  He did call my mom a couple times a few years before she died, but these were rare conversations of little substance and I took little interest.  I essentially didn’t have a dad, and I really didn’t care.

A couple months ago he called my sister, probably thinking he was going to get in touch with my mother.  I called him back and began a dialog.  He did not know that my mother passed away in 2004.  We have been in contact since.

I hate to sound bitter, because I genuinely am not bitter, but I don’t really feel a longing for my dad.  He was not a part of my life, and I don’t feel like my life suffered because of it.  I have had the best life anyone could hope for.  Now, at a very young age, I fell blessed with most things that anyone would want in life.  I have a loving wife, and a beautiful daughter, and we live in general happiness.  Life is not perfect, but it is pretty darn good.

Communicating with my father is interesting, but I don’t feel any deep emotions associated with it.  It is strange to think however, that there is a whole life lived which has a connection to mine that I know very little about.