Sunday, October 31, 2010

Serendipity in a Nutshell

I had the pleasure of attending a performance this evening at Stage Right Studio by a Massachusetts family who is dear to my heart.  I was blown away.  I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce to you The Flynns.  I hope you enjoy the performance.

I have been an honorary member of this family since birth.  My mother was best friends with their mother/grandmother.  But, as a young adult, I drifted apart from them after my mother's untimely passing in 1982, and for the next few decades my whereabouts remained a mystery to them.  Until one day, 6 years ago, I received a phone call from Little Sister.  Seems the family wanted my address to invite me to a 65th wedding anniversary celebration. 

"I'll give you Karen's address, but I doubt she'll come.  You see, she's up in Nova Scotia now."

"She is?   Where?"

"On a little island off the coast of Cape Breton called Isle Madame."

You see, I needed to escape, so one day I opened up a map of Nova Scotia, closed my eyes, and pointed my finger.  Where it landed is where I ended up!  And, where the elder Flynn's grandfather emigrated to from Ireland back in the 1800's.  Not only that, but they were on their way up the following week to continue their geneological research.

It is indeed a small world.  After all those many years, we were reunited, and I have been embraced ever since by this wonderful family.

That's My World


knittingdragonflies said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Just Ramblin' said...

Very talented group! How fun that you connected up with them again. Thanks for sharing. Nola

walk2write said...

What a beautiful and talented family! You're lucky to be considered an honorary member. I think more than just a little luck was involved in your moving to the very spot where your "family" had ancestral ties.

Pam said...

What a wonderful story of how precious friendships really are. Its a small, small world after all.

be well, be Happy.
Pam :)

jabblog said...

What a lovely tale! How glad you must be to have made contact again.

Marites said...

such a sweet story and am sure glad for you that you were able to find them again. have a good week!

Carrie P. said...

That is so great that you made contact with them again. Hopefully you will always be in each others lives now.
For some reason I can't get the video to work. I will come back and listen another time.

Philwebservices said...

keep on posting...

EG Wow said...

What a touching story! I think you were meant to reunite

Are you originally from Massachusetts?

KaHolly said...

Thanks, everyone, for visiting!

No, EG, we moved around a lot, but my mom was from Mass., so still have a lot of family (and friends!) here.

Linda said...

Hi Karen,
This is such lovely music, amazing talent and a wonderful story in your life! I so enjoyed reading this. I love your writing!! And thank you for visiting my site and leaving your most inspiring comments!
Warm greetings, Linda

K-Sue said...

Loved their music. What an amazing small world story! Could it be that God has arranged your details?