2 Strangers Attend College Class Soon Discovering They’re Long Lost Sisters After 1st Assignment
FaithTap Staff 1/8/2019
Have you ever experienced instances in your life that leave you too amazed and too perplexed, that you end up questioning, “Is this really happening to me?” Incidents where things become too surreal that stuff you think only happen in movies seem to be materializing right before your eyes, affecting your very life, and leave you with nothing to do but to go with the flow and just accept the fact that these kinds of things are actually taking place in your life.
This is exactly the kind of plot twist that transpired in the life of Lizzie Valverde, 35, when she attended the first day of her creative writing class one January morning in 2013. She was only supposed to introduce herself to everyone. However, this simple class tradition turned into something more monumental, not to mention surreal, when someone from her class turned out to be a person she has always wanted to meet in her life.
Lizzie always knew that the people whom she considers as her parents, and who raised her in New Jersey since she was a baby, were not her biological parents. When she was younger, she found out about her biological mother’s identity and reached out to her. However, she was not successful in finding means on how to contact her sister as well.
When she walked in on her writing class, to which she enrolled only 45 minutes before it began, she never in her wildest dreams thought about finding her long lost sister that day. But, fate seemed to have a different plan because sitting right across from her was Katy Olson, 34, and whom she didn't know was the very same sister that she had hoped to meet and get to know one day.
Lizzie only meant to answer their professor’s question about what in their lives seemed to be stranger than fiction or something that draws them to write non-fiction. But, when she mentioned being adopted and living in New Jersey, Katy felt there was something more beneath the surface and she had to know about it straight from Lizzie.
After class, Olson took a chance and asked Lizzie if she was given up for adoption in Tampa, Florida and whether it was to a woman named Leslie. At that moment, Lizzie knew that Katy was someone she was meant to find and it all rounded up when Olson finally said, “I think we’re sisters.”
Their reunion happened at the most unexpected of places. Who would have thought Lizzie would find her long lost sister in a writing class in New York, right? After all the shock, sweet surprise and catching up, one question remains: How do they feel about them being adopted?
Leslie Parker, the two ladies’ mother, told CBS:
“I wanted to give them the best possible future they could have and it wouldn’t have been with me. As sad as it is to give up your own children, but I felt that’s the best that I could give them, to let them go, so they had a chance.”
The sisters did not feel resentful about them being given up for adoption. If anything, they are surely thankful that their mother knew better and that her sacrifice was all worth it because they ended up having a great chance at living.
This reunion is definitely stranger than any other fiction combined and you won’t want to miss the full story!