The Norman Transcript


June 12, 2014

Two sisters meet face to face for first time in 20 years



“We talk to each other all the time now. I’ve found answers to questions I’ve been searching for my entire life. We’ve grown a relationship in the past two years,” Amelia said. “We talk about everything even, though we had never see each other face to face.”

Candida may listen to R&B and Amelia may listen to country music, but Amelia said she continues to be surprised by how much they are alike.

“We talk alike. We’re both very friendly and we’re spitting images of each other; our faces look alike. It’s funny how genetics work,” she said.

During Candida’s visit, the sisters will go to Six Flags, visit extended family and have fun spending quality time together.

“Words can’t express how I feel,” Candida said as she smiled and wiped tears from her eyes. “I’m looking forward to spending time with her and getting to know my family.”

Candida, who lives in San Diego, said she finally made the jump and got on a plane to meet Amelia in person after going through several changes the past year. She said she knew she had to take the next step.

‘I knew it would eventually happen,” Candida said. “I’ve always wanted to know her.”

Pausing between hugs and laughter, the look of shock began to pass away as Amelia and Candida realized a moment they had dreamed of was reality.

“This is definitely a life-long relationship,” Amelia said. “It’ll be fun to do the things I always wanted to do with a sister but never could.”

Katherine Parker



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