1984 was the last time I was in Raleigh, North Carolina...having fun with these two cuties, Bob and Carly. I was known as Aunty Cheryl to Bob & Carly and loved them like my own. I had been there the day they were born in 1980. We travelled the PGA Tour together in those years...their mom and I were BFF's and inseparable.
Carly and Bob with Brea in 1985. Unfortunately, Bob & Carly's parents were having troubles and no longer travelling together as a family on Tour...we saw less and less of them. Then in 1986, I never heard from their mom again. They simply disappeared...I was heartbroken. This was a time before the internet and cell phones...no way to track them down when land line phones were disconnected and mail goes unanswered. Years passed...but I never forgot about those two children who always tugged at my heart strings. One day while on Facebook, I decided to look Carly and Bob up. Lo and behold, there was Carly with the same smile...I knew it was her. I sent her a message and she actually remembered me! Carly put me in touch with Bob and they wanted to reconnect with us again. Squirrel Hunter and I were over the moon.
After 28 years...here we are. What a glorious reunion! So much was shared and it seemed to help fill a big hole in their lives as much as it did for SH and me.
Bob is a father to these 3 cuties!
I am again Aunty Cheryl to Bob, Carly and Bob's children...what a special blessing. I do have to give a special thanks to Facebook...without social media I would have never found my lost children!