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Posted: 2/3/2010
Note: Names, Identifying informaiton and details may have been altered to protect personal identities.

My name is Michelle and I contacted Search Quest America on December 31st. It was the last day of 2009 and I made myself a commitment that it was the last year I would end without finding my best friend, Christopher Kelly. We grew up together and were inseparable through the years. We went to high school together in La Habra, California and graduated together in 1990. We were high school sweethearts and as corny as this sounds, he was my first love and the man who has set the standard for all my other relationships since.

I still remember the day our relationship ended. It was 11 years ago at a bonfire following graduation. We spent the evening partying with the rest of our senior class. He was heartbroken and angry because I was heading off to college a few days later and he was staying home to help in his dad's mechanic shop. As much as I promised we would keep in touch and get together during the holidays, he knew that our relationship was about to change forever. I joined my sister at the university the next week, and Christopher never returned my phone calls. When I came home for Christmas break, he was gone, vanished into thin air. I still wonder what would have happened if I had stayed in La Habra. I moved on with my life, got married, and had 2 beautiful daughters.

I hear from a friend of a friend that Chris got into some trouble with the law and spent some time behind bars soon after graduation. Then, I ran into him in a Walmart of all places back in 1999. He was with his wife, a woman named Catherine, and they were expecting a baby. I often wonder if they had a boy or a girl or if they are still together.

Since that day, I returned to California as a single mother after getting divorced. In the quiet hours after my girls have gone to bed I still think about Chris and what a good dad must would be. I wonder if he might also be single and if he might consider giving me a second chance at happily ever after. Either way, I will love him till the day I die.

As I said before, I contacted SQA on New Years Eve. On January 18th I got a call from my researcher, Julie Jones, who called to tell me that she had found Christopher. My instructions were to call me first and let me know what his circumstances were before contacting him. If he is happily married or something, I didn't want to disrupt his life. Julie reported that his wife filed for divorce 2 years ago and as far as she can tell, Chris is single today. I was ecstatic! I got all he contact info from Julie, including his email address and phone number, and sent him an email that very night. Since then, Chris and I have been catching up via email and on the phone every few days. It feels like no time has passed at all and I am very optimistic about the future. I can't guarantee that I have found a stepfather for my girls, but I have reconnected with my best friend, and that is well worth the cost of the search. I just want to say thank you to Julie and SQA for helping my dream come true!! You are amazing and the reason I wake up every morning with a smile on my face. Best of luck to all of you!

(Written by Mica Burton on Michelle's behalf.)

Client ID# 266502
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