Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Sisters Find Long-Lost Mom After 40 Years, And It Started With A Single Photo.

It took Mark about three hours to find the sisters on Facebook.

"I opened up an album and that baby picture popped up. I was in shock," Mark says about finding the same photo his wife carried in her wallet for the past 42 years. "I came running out of the bedroom and said, 'Honey you’ve got to come see this.' I showed her that picture and she just started bawling."

It took Mark about three hours to find the sisters on Facebook.

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Still, Starla and Mark exchanged numbers and information to make sure they were indeed Lani's daughters.

On New Year's Eve, Lani and Mark flew to Kansas City to meet the two daughters she had last seen as infants.

Still, Starla and Mark exchanged numbers and information to make sure they were indeed Lani's daughters.

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"I’m totally beside myself. I have my whole new family here," Jeannine said.

When they touched each other, Starla said "It felt like time stood still. It just stopped. For Jeanine, "I felt like that piece in my heart was just filling up. It was no longer a void there."

"I’m totally beside myself. I have my whole new family here," Jeannine said.

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Jeanine wants others in similar situations to know "Miracles do happen. They truly do happen. Don’t give up hope. It may not happen right away, but it will happen and we are proof."

As for Lani, she has plans and time to make up. "We’re going shopping for making Thai food," Lani said."We’re going to go to the Asian store to look for all kinds of food and I’m going to cook for them. I’ve waited so long to cook for them."

Jeanine wants others in similar situations to know "Miracles do happen. They truly do happen. Don’t give up hope. It may not happen right away, but it will happen and we are proof."

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