Father and Daughter Reunion

Those of you who know me know that I am active in many areas, in the field and obviously always promoting issues in social media outlets.I help with a lot of issues regarding Children’s rights anGuitar Girl 13d one of those social media outlets is my personal YouTube account. My own account, unlike the Fathers4Justice account, deals primarily with father and child reunions as well as activism and the positive efforts within society for fathers. My YouTube account link is: https://www.youtube.com/user/donaldtenn

I don’t always have the time to check the posts left by others but today something caught my attention so I followed through and read the rather detailed message left on this video about a father and daughter reunion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsUQ6huNjHk&t=1s 

Personally, I think the reunion video is awkward at best but for whatever reason, it has many comments and views. The most outstanding comment came in today from a 13-year-old girl and her search for her father.  It was so touching for me, that I wanted to share it here with you. In that she is only 13 years old, I am going to leave out her name but I found her story quite moving and a must share, so here it is!

Hai! My name is P**** A*******, i’m 13, born in Leicester. I moved away at the age of six months to Bristol. My mum had me when she was 21, but got pregnant with me when she was 20. She had two best friends at the time, and she wasn’t sure which one of them was the biological father, but she assumed it was the one that was incredibly musical. he was 21 when she got pregnant with me, and he felt he wasn’t ready for a child, so he ended the friendship and they didn’t talk for years.

For 13 years we’ve been unsure who it is, and my mum sadly lost contact with both men. when I was three years old, my mum met the musical one at a bar. she told him she needed to talk to him about something very important, but she didn’t end up telling him.

I have a father figure now called Geoff and I’ve always seen him as my dad, but i’ve always known that he wasn’t, and I’ve always wanted to know who my biological father is. However, recently my mum managed to get in contact with the one that wasn’t musical, and asked him to take a DNA test. He took it and I took it, and she sent it back, however the results were negative. It turns out he didn’t really want a child anyway, so I guess that’s a good thing.

So we know that it must be the musical one. My mum asked her friend Steve for help, because he lives in Leicester. She mentioned his name, and it turns out that Steve is still in contact with him and they are friends! She managed to get in contact with the man, and the first thing she sent him was a video of me playing guitar, because she knows that he plays guitar. He replied to her saying ‘She’s incredible! ‘. My mum then replied to him asking if he knew who it was, and when he answered no, she replied to him saying that that’s his 13-year-old daughter.

It turns out that he’s been looking for us for a few years, and he then posted a few paragraphs on Facebook saying how proud he is of me and that he is honoured I’m his daughter and he can’t wait to meet me. It turns out I have an entire loving family waiting to meet me, and a little brother who has just turned four, called Xander! My dad’s name is Alex, and I am meeting him in a few weeks! So, if you are looking for someone, I’m sure you will find them eventually, just don’t give up!

I followed up and told her a little about my daughter Madison Nicole Tenn and how I had been searching for her for 10 years now. Obviously, there are many amazing facets to this young ladies story but the fact that she is so interested in music, she plays several instruments and she has her own band, I found to be nothing short of fabulous. She has a whole nother family and will be meeting them all in a few weeks. I asked that she have her mother film it so I could add it to my account, I hope she does but, either way, I am so very happy for her and her entire family, I just had to share her story with an emphasis the last 4 words… “Just don’t give up!