On January 3, 2013, my best friends inspired me to start looking for her stating that they were committed to doing whatever it takes to help me find my mom.
So a few days ago, I wrote a letter that I intended to send out on facebook in hopes that it would go viral and one day reach her in Thailand.
To read what I wrote, click here==> http://bit.ly/XJpc9b
With the help of my friends we were able to find a few people who could translate my message into the Thai language.
Turns out that one of the translators has a brother who has the #1 TV SHOW in Thailand who specializes in helping parents and children reunite after being separated for decades...CAN THIS BE A COINCIDENCE?!?!?!
So two days ago, the brother (TV HOST) emailed me saying that he and his team would do whatever it takes to help me find my mom.
Two days later, I woke up to my phone ringing...on the caller ID it had a foreign number and the word THAILAND underneath it.
I answered the phone...
"Hello, is this Yahya?"
"Yes, who's this?"
"Yahya...it's me..I'm your mom"
Mind you, because of how surreal everything is feeling, I still think I'm in a dream of some sort...
"Are you serious? Your my mom?"
"Is this really my mom?!?!"
Then all of a sudden I realized that this was real because I started to hear her cry over the phone....
"OMG mom, I can't believe this...I LOVE YOU...I LOVE YOU SO MUCH."
"I love you to my son. I miss you..."
We both were in tears.
And what I've learned throughout this entire experience are two things:
1) That the power of love has no limitation...no distance....no boundaries...it's potential and capacity is infinite. I am convinced that LOVE was the driving force that helped us find each other...and LOVE will be the driving force that will unite us once again....despite being thousands of miles apart for almost 25 years (me in America..she in Thailand).
2) Without my friends' encouragement and support, none of this would have been possible and I'm eternally grateful for them.
With love and respect,
P.S. 100% of the funds will be going towards:
1) Roundtrip tickets from USA to Thailand
3) Production crew filming the entire journey
We won't be able to do this without your support. Thank you so much for everything.
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