Lancer -

thanks for telling more of your story.
i really identify with that "lost" extended family, too.
but glad you are getting some vindication now - even though very delayed.
i LoVE a "happy ending!"

"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho