On August 11,2012, I was sitting on my computer,just typing random things in Google and Facebook. I decided to type my name in to see what came up. There were a list of things. Things I heard a voice speak to me and said type in your father's name, and I did. I was surprised at what came up because I had type in his name before and nothing was ever found. This time a website for his non-profit organization came up. He had an picture with his credentials and work history on the page. There was a picture of him in his dress greens military uniform and to the bottom was a picture with his birthday on. From what my mother had told me when I was younger all the lines begin to connect the dots. There was a number on the website page. I was a little overwhelmed and I called my fiance' upstairs where I was sitting in shock and he advised that I call the number. I told him to come in the room with me while I make the call. As I began to dial the number I began to sweat, and my fiance' told me to take a deep breathe. The phone is ringing and a gentlemen answered the phone and stated that he was in a meeting and ask if I would like to leave a message and I did. Five minutes later my phone rung and I saw the number on the caller I.D. I said hello sir, my name is Diannoria Gatlin and I have been searching for my father for a long time now and I would like to know if you happen to know a woman by the name of my mother and he answered, "from Florida?" I said, "yes". He stated," I met her in Ft. Org,Ca" and I said "yes," and went on to say that " she left California and was stationed in Germany and then she got out of the military." I asked him 'do you know why" and he said,"yes,she was pregnant," and I said well that will be me. He said," MY LORD, I had a dream that this day would come, let me go and tell my wife and I will call you back." I said okay, and he called me back and had me to call some of his family members while on he was on the phone to introduce myself. We are scheduled to meet next month on October 10,2013. We both are excited and my mother is so excited for me. I wanted to share my story because I never gave up hope and always prayed that God will lead me to him. My mother and father met while serving the US Army. I also joined the US Army and got out in 1994 and after conversation with him I found out that he retired in 1996. I can't wait to meet him and I know the story will go on.
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