I found out today that I have a sister that I have never met
I was never close with my father. He was a truck driver and gone most of the time. The time he was home, him and my mother fought non-stop. He was physically and emotionally abusive to my mom, my brother(his son), and my moms 2 older children from her first marriage. They divorced when I was 9, and then didn't see him again until I was 16. I saw him once, then not again until I was 19, then not again until he was on his death bed when I was 22.
He was a very private person. I always joked that with him being a truck driver that I could have brothers and sisters in every state and not know about it.
Yesterday evening, I was contacted by a woman. She claimed to be my sister, my dad's daughter from his second marriage(before my mother) I was very skeptical at first, but after hearing stories, I have very little doubt anymore. Apparently our dad and her mom were married for less than a year, divorced before she was even born, and she never met him. She had pictures of my dad and her mother together.
I called my mom to ask if she knew about this woman. She said that she knew about the marriage, but dad always claimed the kid wasn't his( which is what he also said about his oldest son, my brother, and me)
It's just weird to think that I have a sister that I never knew about. It's like something you would see in a movie. This ever happen to anyone else, or anything similar( finding out something shocking about your family)?
Combined, including half and step siblings between my mother, my father, and step father; their are 9 children from 5 different marriages! Crazy to think about it!