I have my own opinion about draft dodgers, but I didn’t have to walk in their shoes, so it’s not my place to say one way or another. The fact is, we are all human beings and all in need of the same courtesies, unconditional love that we want for ourselves.
But, this story is not about that, it is about life itself:
DNA test produces surprise and new family ties.
I was reading the paper this morning, [what else to do on an early morning at a hotel], and as I thumbed through the sports page, here was the “>continued from 1c” part to the title above. I went back to the page, 1c, and began to read why there would be a DNA test results in the sports section. I was surprised to read the unfolding story that began in 1947. Earlier really, as far as life stories go. If a certain young man had not chosen a career in baseball, none of this story would even exist.
I don’t want to give away the story with it’s twists and turns, and surprises of its own, please read it for yourself. It’s about adoption and not having the desire to find birth parents, because the adoptive parents were exactly that, parents. It’s about a doctor stating, You need to find out your family medical history. It’s about a life that began, but ended before it could be born. It’s about lives connecting that didn’t even know each other existed. It’s about …an epic love letter. It’s about more than all of this.
“God knows it hurts to let go, though,” the letter ends. “My thoughts and love will be with you three forever. Take care.”
And, it’s not the three you might assume.
This is one read you need to read it for yourself, here:
USA TODAY, Thursday, June 15, 2017
pages 1c and 4c
Titled – Major league revelation
[you will have to click to go to the right page and then grab the article and scroll up to read it]