This is actually a real story. Of course, nothing is definite until everything has been substantiated and verified as true. I know of someone (and no, this is “NOT me”) who found out that he may be the father of a man who is now over 30 years old now. I can’t say that this was a total surprise, because the mother alerted him to this possibility many years ago (and she lived in another state). She was also married at the time to someone (who was obviously NOT the father). That marriage didn’t last and this lady had to raise the son on her own. She took on full responsibility and never raised another issue about it for these many years. She also said that she told her son the truth about who she believed his real father was. Recently they found the suspected real father on Facebook and the mother sent a picture of the young man. Well, he contacted the mother and so far there appears to be some credibility to this. Of course, time (and a good DNA test) will prove this beyond a shadow of a doubt. How should you react when you find that you may be closely related to someone at such a late stage of life? I can say that I was “almost” at that stage a few years back. I had been informed that a lady I knew had a son that was named after me. The lady had been killed so I decided to do my own homework and find out what I could. I found that the lady did have a child from back then, but it was a girl and not a boy. Also, the time element of the birth did not add up right at all. I told the young girl that if she wanted to do a DNA test I would be more than happy to do so, but she refused. That pretty much closed the chapter for me. I also know of a young man who had engaged in sex with a young woman. The woman got pregnant and had a child (which she claimed was his). Upon review this child looked “nothing” like the alleged dad and it was rushed off for a DNA test. Lo and behold, the child was proven “not” to have been his, but he had already signed the birth certificate. To this day, they still hold him accountable for child support charges for a son that didn’t even belong to him. That’s why it is important to know the rules of parenting. Hopefully this story will have a good ending to it. You can’t get back the years that you lose, but you can do the best you can from this day forward if everything is verified. I just want to see the best for everyone involved. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Comedian Kris Tucker, brother Bill Jolly and Brett Jolly in concert