I found this, this is not me
Miranda is 28
Back in February of 2016 I completed an AncestryDNA kit to learn more about my heritage. I just wanted to know if I was more Irish or German. Whatever I could find out. My results were nothing surprising.
Fast forward to yesterday. I received this email from a man named Rick via ancestry.com
(back story) To my knowledge, my fathers name is Gary. He and my mother were married for a short period of time. They had divorced before I was born because of Gary's drinking and infidelity. Gary spent my entire childhood avoiding seeing me and working under the table jobs to avoid paying child support to my mother.
I responded to this email out of curiosity. Maybe Gary did an Ancestry DNA test too or Ancestry wants me to pay for family tree information or something. I wasn't sure.
This was his response. Lol.
In genetics, a centimorgan (abbreviated cM) or map unit (m.u.) is a unit for measuring genetic linkage.
Parent/child: 3539-3748 centimorgans (cMs)
1st cousins: 548-1034 cMs
1st cousins once removed: 248-638 cMs
2nd cousins: 101-378 cMs
2nd cousins once removed: 43-191 cMs
3rd cousins: 43-ca 150 cMs
3rd cousins once removed: 11.5-99 cMs
4th and more distant cousins: 5-ca 50 cMs
I wasn't really sure what to make of his reply so I followed the hyperlink to my Ancestry account to investigate further.
According to our DNA ancestry.com is "extremely confident" this man is my father.
But really, Holy sh*t!
And my mother confirmed all of this.
Apparently towards the end of their married relationship my mother had a one night rendezvous with Rick.
And rather than looking into who my father was. She just kinda decided I was her ex-husband's child.
So, I pulled it together and called my new dad. It was so evident we are both in shock.
What do you even say? Hi dad? No, no. Too early for that. Apparently Rick doesn't have any other kids. So this is probably especially shocking for him.
He changed my world, but in the most wonderful way. We agreed to meet up for lunch soon.
In conclusion, because of ancestry DNA I discovered my biological father was a man I've never met.
I just had to share this with the internet.
I am still blown away.
I'll update this once we actually have lunch.
I'm posting this now because their was just an update
Rick and I met today for the first time. We pulled into the restaurant and got out of our vehicles at the same time (by coincidence).
It was like we were drawn to each other. We hugged and walked into the bar talking like old friends.
I was shaking in anticipation for 5 minutes as we sat down at our table. We ordered blood Mary’s to calm our nerves and begin to enjoy each other’s company.
F*ck, we are so similar!!!
Our server rushed us to place our order because we were so over welcomed and indecisive af. The dad date night was phenomenal. We talked for 5 hours.