My husband is on the phone with one of his brother Craig's daughters..This is the daughter that no one knew about, and Craig had an affair with her mother while he was in the middle of a divorce from his first wife. Yeah, it was a mess, and no one knew this child existed for many years. She was at her father's funeral and took pictures of Craig. She never got to know her father, which I find very sad. Anyway, Mark is on the phone with this girl who is now 26 and he relayed a message I wanted her to know..That no matter what happened in the past that she is family and I am her Aunt and Mark is her uncle.. Of course I am crying my eyes out for her loss and her gain..She may have lost her father, but she has gained at least an Aunt and Uncle who are more than willing to claim her as family. I do not know why this has turned me into a blubbering idiot..I guess I know what it is like to always have wanted to belong to a family and to be accepted by them.. I never knew my father's brother, they were not on good terms, so I did not ever get to meet him before he died nor did I ever meet my cousins..This has always been a painful spot for me.. And I am happy that Mark reached out to this girl and told her she will always be family.. My niece, was crying out of happiness for being told that we consider her family and always will.. Wow this just hit me so hard, harder than I thought it would. I urged Mark to call her and to tell her I wanted her to know that no matter what the rest of his family felt toward her that I will always consider her family..