How Facebook has Enriched my life

It all started way back in January 1970 me and my mates were out and we met three girls, the upshot of this was I went out with one of these Girls, This was my first serious relationship.

After a while she fell pregnant then on the 10th April 1971 my Daughter Tammi was born, but unforntunately things never worked out with her Mum so we drifted apart.

I think our ages played a big part I was Eighteen and Tammi’s Mum was seventeen.

We stopped seeing each other, but I also never saw Tammi after she probaly turned three not something I am proud of.

Turn the clock forward till August 2008 I had probaly been on Facebook for probaly maybe a couple of years but didnt realy go on it much, Out of the blue I get a mail from someone saying do I know them and of course you have guessed it, it was Tammi, imagine my surprise after all these years, It took me a while to reply but when I did I said yes I know who you are, I am your Dad.

Over the next couple of weeks we chatted constantly on facebook not on chat but by message as if it was chat, well it didnt take very long but we seemed to gel straight away.

After a couple of weeks we arranged to meet up we had exchanged phone numbers only to text because the first time we would hear each others voices would be when we met.

Well the day came and we were both very nervous, what a day it was I put on par with the birth of my other two children. It was an awesome moment meeting Tammi after all them years apart.

We are constantly in touch now we chat every day we text every day we meet up very regulary.

We have so many mannerism’s in common even though I have had no influence over her life

But not only has Tammi welcomed me into her life I have two beautiful Grandaughters one handsome Grandson I also have a handsome Great Grandson and a beautiful Great Grandaughter. I have been welcomed in by one and all of them and I love them all so very dearly.

So when you hear people say facebook is shit yeah sometimes it is, but without facebook my life would be so much poorer.

I would like to thank Tammi so much for being a fantastic Daughter who without her determination to find me my life would not be the same.


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Toby Field
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 12:15:52

    Thanks for sharing that Les. It's amazing how the internet can bring people together. I on the other hand have been the victim of Facebook's less appealing side but I won't go into that here.Back to the positives, you must be a busy man with all that extra family you have now?


  2. Les Beales
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 12:31:25

    Thanx Toby for ure kind wordsUre so right mate a family I didn't know exsisted till Tammi contacted me and like I said in the piece it is so awesome


  3. Clive Chapman
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 13:38:47

    Wonderful story mate. Well done. You can take my kids too as you've obviously had the practice! 😉


  4. Les Beales
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 16:46:05

    Thank you Clive Wot even spawn of satan :-)No credit should go to Tammi for not giving up on me and making it easy me to be a Dad to her


  5. Phill Connell
    Apr 01, 2010 @ 21:02:29

    That's a fantastic story mate. It's brilliant how the internet makes the world so much smaller and more communicative place. You hear so much bad stuff (and of course it happens) but it's always offset by wonderful, positive experiences like yours.That's brought a smile to my face, that has. So glad it's worked out well for you.


  6. Les Beales
    Apr 01, 2010 @ 21:16:53

    Thanks Phill for ure kind wordsyes ure rite there is a lot of bad stuff on the internet but thankfully I think the good outweighs bad, my story is not that unique a lot of people av bin reaquainted through the internetBut none of this would av happened without Tammi's determination to find me and I cant thank her enough for that


  7. notthewowy
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 10:39:52

    Thats an interesting take on social networking. And also a lovely tale. 🙂


  8. Les Beales
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 17:26:17

    Thank you CarrieFacebook is shit sometimes but in some cases it can be good and like in my case it brings people together


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  11. donna waterhouse
    May 26, 2012 @ 20:35:33

    wow les that were amazin that were brought tears 2 my eyes glad u found each ova xxx


  12. linda buckley
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 20:15:42

    After seaking with you about Tammi,i can only say i know how much she has enriched each and every part of your life and you hers,and the fact you were,.not in tammi,,s childhood is sad on the other hand think of the wonderful future and what it hold for you,tammi and your new extended family,id just like to say i wish all of you the very best,move forward together,but most of all just be happy.with all my best wishes,lynne xxx


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