My life as been a series of happy coincidences and random connections. It was very fitting that my wedding was the place for a happy coincidence and major connection.
One of the members of the catering staff is the son of our Synagogue Board President. Towards the end of dinner, he was feeling a bit under the weather, so his mother came up to the venue to give him some meds. I saw her and went to say hi and found her chatting with me Wax cousins. Turns out they are related through my Uncle Phil. Which means that we are cousins through marriage.
When I converted to Judaism, I knew that I would be the only Jew in my family and I was ok with that, and over the years I have created a wonderful Jewish family through my community. When I went to my Aunt’s funeral last year, I found out that Uncle Phil’s father was Jewish- Yay! I’m not the only one! Finding out that I have this whole other Jewish side to my family was so wonderfully overwhelming and really cements that I have followed the right path in my life.