Friday, May 28, 2010
Little Girl Lost FOUND (A Success Story)
Within 15 hours of posting my previous blog "Little Girl Lost - Tracie L. Post" we've FOUND her....all because of blogging. What an up and down day yesterday was...I posted the post about Tracie, wishing her a happy birthday, and am so glad that I used this medium to send these wishes even though I did not know if she would ever see the blog.
Please read the "Little Girl Lost...." first to get the entire gist of the story. The finding all came about as a direct result of the first story I posted. My other niece, who lives in another country, read the blog, did some detective work and within an hour she had a married name for Tracie. She then took that name to Facebook and put it in their 'search' and, voila, up came Tracie! It was under Tracie Post _________. Now mind you, I've searched before under Tracie L Post, Tracie (middle name) Post, and just Tracie Post only to meet dead-ends. 2nd niece went to the same site I had gone to http://www.peoplesearch.com/ to find Tracie (I used this service about 10 years ago and paid them...but the address given for her was at least 3 years old), I had also tried it the night I posted this article just in case, and there was no further info than what I had seen before so I did not opt to pay for additional info again. Somehow niece2 came up with a married name for Tracie from this peoplesearch site....I still do not know how....it does not show it for me (she tells me she DID NOT pay for additional info).
Tracie and I talked for several hours yesterday afternoon and last night....both on the telephone and online. She's 'reconnected' with all my kids plus her aunt (my sister), plus a couple of her cousins in just the short time since we found out. She does not want to reconnect with her mom yet....that's ok, after talking with Tracie I totally understand.
So a BIG THANK YOU to the world of blogging that is instrumental in finding Tracie. I'm still on a fairly high 'high'....my family is complete!