- NoRz Sithole Gcwensa spent a large majority of her life without her father but decided to make a change recently
- With the help of a lady from Facebook and a kind security guard, NoRz managed to track down her dad
- Although her father passed in 2011, NoRz was still able to meet her siblings and their kids
NoRz Sithole Gcwensa is a stunning South African lady with a sad past. She shared her story of finding her father on Facebooks #ImStaying group recently, inspiring the masses. NoRz says that on 22 January she decided to hop into her car and search for her dad.
With the fears of not finding him or not being welcomed looming, Norz still tackled her mission head-on. After meeting up with a lady who had been assisting her with locating her father, a kind security guard told them to continue on the road they were on as her family lived at the end.
Unfortunately, NoRz's father is no longer alive but she found out that on his death bed, he had asked her brothers to make sure they found her.
Read the conclusion of her post below:
"The love and warm welcome I received was overwhelming not only do I have brothers and a sister, but they have kids who already have kids and the kids have their own kids.
"I never thought this day would come after so many years of pain, and lots of unanswered questions I found him. Rest In Peace now dad I made it home and thank you for guiding me and the safe journey we had.
"Thanks to Facebook because if I didn't get that response on my quest, I would have continued to believe what I was told and never know my truth..."
Her post brought up some sweet emotions for many Stayers. Read some of their comments below:
Penny Kearns said:
"What a wonderful tale - an inspiration too. Good luck."
Wendy Omullane wrote:
"Wonderful story with a wonderful end... So happy you have found your family... All the best for the future..."
Gillian Simpson commented:
"That is so touching and beautiful. You deserve your loving family. So happy for you."
UVuyo LwamaBhele added:
"Oh sisi, what a beautiful story. So happy for you, may you have many years creating memories with your fam."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za previously reported on a Durban mom who had reunited with her son after 34 years apart. According to reports, her children were taken by the Pinetown based child welfare system when they were only babies.
In a recent interview, 56-year-old Kogie Perumal explained that she had left her then Motala Farm home for her job as a machine operator at a local carpet factory. When she returned she was met with the terrible news that the children had been taking by the welfare service who had allegedly received a tip-off that the children were being abused.
After trying desperately to locate her kids, Kogie reluctantly gave up, remarried, and had two other children. Deciding to try again, Kogie reached out to news publications with her story - and this worked out in her favour.
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