Hi Amber! :)
My name is Shannon Murphy (Kitch-Burroughs).
I am not sure if you will receive this message since it has been so long since you replied to mine, but I thought I would give it a try. After I posted the original message, I decided it might not be a good idea to continue my search, especially after learning your dad had passed away. I did not want to upset anyone in your family by showing up out of the blue. My fear was that he may have re-married and never mentioned me or my mother. I knew that could be a big shock, and I didn't want to tarnish your memory of him in any way. I was so surprised to read your message! I was pretty sure your dad had a child before he married my mom, but since he passed away so young, I didn't consider the fact that he may have had children after me. Your message was so nice! I must admit, I am very nervous about sending this message to you. I am an only child and everyone I have been close to in my extended family has passed on, with the exception of my mom, dad, and two cousins. I never imagined you would leave such a sweet message about being open to meeting. My mom married your dad on May 15th, 1969 but were separated by the time I was born on May 12th, 1970. When I asked my mom about possible siblings she told me he had a daughter from a previous relationship. My mom married my dad when I was 5, and he adopted me the following year. He was such a great dad I never wanted to hurt his feelings by looking for my biological father, but now I am glad I did. (:
I would love to hear from you!