Man Reunites with Sister after 45 Years at Late Father’s Farm, Finds Father’s Will There – Story of the Day
A man lost hope in trying to find his sister after decades of searching. One day, he decided to visit his late dad's old farm after his wife suggested it. They ended up meeting his long-lost sister there, which led to a series of life-changing events for their family.
Robbie was 53 years old and lived with his wife and two children. They lived a simple lifestyle, as he earned modestly and had several loans he needed to pay off.
Every night, he would sit on the couch and look at a picture of himself with his father and his little sister Patricia.
Robbie was only eight years old when his father, William, died. His mother had abandoned their family shortly after Patricia was born in hopes of marrying someone wealthy.
Robbie and Patricia raced towards their dad's old farmhouse like they used to when they were children. | Source: Shutterstock.com
Robbie's father was a farmer, and while he did not earn a lot, he worked hard all his life to feed his children and provide for their needs.
From an early age, William taught his children how to run a household and work on farms properly. When he died, no one was left to take care of Robbie and Patricia, so they were sent to an orphanage.
Just a couple of months later, Patricia was adopted by a family. She was separated from Robbie, and they never saw each other again.
Patricia was adopted shortly after they were placed in an orphanage. | Source: Pexels
Robbie tried his best to find his sister all his life, but because she had changed her surname, it made the search difficult.
One day, his wife told him, "Robbie, why don't you want to visit your father's farm? I think you need that closure."
At first, Robbie was hesitant. He did not want to revisit the past simply because it brought back memories he wished never had to end. However, after thinking about it long and hard, he agreed. After all, he wanted his family to see where he grew up.
Robbie decided to visit the farm where he grew up. | Source: Pexels
They saw a car not far from the untended farm when they arrived. As he and his family walked towards the house, a woman stepped out of the car and suddenly said, "Well, let's run and race. Whoever runs to the farmhouse last washes the dishes today."
Robbie was shocked. He remembered the racing games that he and Patricia used to play as children. It was her, only all grown up. "Is it really you?" he asked.
Patricia ran up to her older brother and gave him the tightest hug possible. "I thought I'd never see you again," she cried.
"Same here. I've been searching for years," Robbie admitted.
Robbie and Patricia embraced one another after reuniting. | Source: Pexels
Before they could get even more emotional from their reunion, Patricia said, "I wasn't joking! I won't wash the dishes today, Robbie," and she ran towards the farmhouse.
Meanwhile, Robbie's wife and kids watched the siblings. "I've never seen dad so happy before," one of his kids remarked.
They decided to give Robbie and Patricia some space by driving off to a nearby diner. Meanwhile, the siblings walked around their father's farm, recalling their childhood.
Patricia and Robbie walked around the farm, reminiscing their childhood. | Source: Pexels
While exploring their old house, they came across a hatch in their father's room. Robbie managed to break the lock and open it.
Inside the compartment was a small safe. It was unlocked, and they found gold jewelry that once belonged to their father and grandparents. There were also several bars of gold and documents for the land where the farm was at.
Under the gold bars, they also found an old will. It was written that whatever was in the box, Patricia and Robbie could split equally. The note read:
"I don't have much in life, but these are some of the material treasures I've managed to keep safe from my parents. I didn't want to rely on my parents to survive, so I worked hard on my farm every single day. I wished my children would appreciate the value of hard work, but I'd also like to make sure they live life comfortably and never go hungry. I leave everything in this box to my dear children, Robbie and Patricia. I love you both very much. Dad."
William wrote a note for his two children. | Source: Pexels
"Dad never mentioned having any gold before. He always taught us the value of working hard for everything we have," Robbie noted.
"He never spent it because he wanted to ensure we had something in case we ever needed help," Patricia said, tears forming in her eyes.
That night, Robbie invited Patricia to spend the night at their house for them to catch up on life. Robbie's wife, Anna, prepared a delicious home-cooked meal, and Patricia's husband also joined them.
"So, how did you end up on the farm today? I find it hard to believe that it was a coincidence we saw each other," Robbie suddenly asked while they were enjoying the dinner Anna cooked.
Anna prepared a delicious dinner for the entire family. | Source: Pexels
"Well..." Patricia started with a smile. "My husband here runs a corporation and has great contacts. I asked him to pull some strings to find you, and we got in touch with Anna. We asked her to lure you to dad's farm. I think it turned out great, don't you think?" Patricia said, teasing her brother.
Robbie nodded and smiled at his wife appreciatively. "You guys have been planning this behind my back, huh?" Robbie laughed.
After a while, Patricia suggested they rebuild their father's farm. "I'll take care of the expenses. I think he'd love for you to continue his work," she told his brother.
It took months to rebuild the farm, and after, Robbie and his family moved there. Every weekend, Patricia would visit with her family as well, and they would enjoy delicious meals and horseback rides on their field.
Robbie and Anna turned the farm into a profitable business. | Source: Pexels
In the end, Robbie began to earn more than he used to, and it allowed him and his family to pay off their debts and live comfortably. They turned the farm into something profitable by allowing visitors and tourists to do tours and tend to the animals, which families enjoyed doing on weekends.
He would plant and harvest crops on slower days, and his children would sell them at the local farmer's market. Soon after, they were known for providing the freshest produce in town, and their crops would always sell out.
Instead of using their father's inheritance for themselves, they decided to pass it on to the next generation, particularly to Patricia and Robbie's children.
What can we learn from this story?
- Fate will find a way to lead you back towards people meant to be in your life. Patricia and Robbie hadn't seen each other in decades. Although it seemed as if they were never going to see each other again, they finally met again in their childhood home and rebuilt their relationship as brother and sister.
- It's never too late to start over. Although Robbie worked as an employee his entire life, he was able to retire and live life on the farm where he grew up. There, he built a profitable business with the help of his sister, and it allowed his family to live comfortably.
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