I’ll make this short and sweet: No tears were shed. Michael and I hugged, talked, laughed and shared stories as if we’ve known each other all our lives. I also met his girlfriend, Judy, who is absolutely lovely in every way.
The only awkward thing was that it wasn’t awkward at all. We felt completely comfortable around each other. That’s what is said about friends… that they can go years without seeing each other then pick up exactly where they left off as if they’d only seen each other the day before. Not only did I meet my brother but I’m sure I made a friend… actually two, counting Judy.
It will be a few months until we see each other again as Michael’s an audio engineer about to go on tour with a famous British heavy metal band (yeah, I’m bragging!) but I predict lots of family reunions in our futures.