Father Receives Best Christmas Gift, His Daughter
Eighty-five year old Ralph Adams thought he would never see his long lost daughter again until after he had passed. But this Christmas proved to be one of the best in his life since he reunited with her after nearly thirty years.
Chandlee Chambers had been searching for her father since her mother had confessed to having an affair with him. Chambers realized she had a biological father out there somewhere and she was determined to find him.
Adams last laid eyes on his precious daughter when she was 1 ½ years old and Chambers never knew he existed until a little while ago. Once she moved to Florida, Adams lost touch and never saw her again.
Chambers finally found her father and the first call proved to be an emotional experience. “My mom had it on speaker phone where I could hear his voice,” she said. “The minute I heard his voice my heart dropped to my stomach and I started crying in the middle of the grocery store.”
Adams, who was in his driveway when his long lost daughter first contacted him, could not believe that the gift for which he had been waiting for three decades had finally arrived. “I couldn’t believe it. I felt like I hit the lottery that I got to be a millionaire,” said Adams.
The two are in constant communication with each other trying to make up for lost time. “We talk to each other 50 times. Every day she calls me. Every day, I call her,” said Adams.
Though father and daughter communicate on a daily basis, they are excited and anxious about meeting in person for the first time. Chambers realizes her father’s age and wants to spend as much time with him as she can. “I always tell him he is going to be 85. You’re old and I don’t have a lot of time. You’ve got to get here and he says I’m only as old as I feel,” she said.
At 85 years old, a father got his one heart’s desire—to reunite with his daughter. Every difficulty he faced and all of life’s ups and downs pale in comparison to this special holiday gift he received. After 30 years, his long lost daughter has finally come home.