Heart-warming moment 104-year-old mother was finally reunited with her 82-year-old daughter, grasped her hand and did not let go
After a lifetime of searching, 82-year-old, Eileen Macken, raised in a Dublin orphanage, was finally reunited with her 104-year-old mother.
She recently found out that her mother was alive, living in Scotland.
The only reason she was able to find her mom was because she went public with her search. Eileen appeared on the popular Irish radio show “RTE Liveline” and begged listeners to help her identify her mother.
Of course, she assumed that her mother would have passed by now. Fortunately, one of the listeners, a genealogist, helped Eileen track her mother down in Scotland. She was absolutely ecstatic to have found her.
Last month on April 11th, she and her husband George, along with her daughter and son-in-law took a trip to Scotland to meet Macken’s mother for the first time.
At first her family was apprehensive about Eileen taking the trip at her age, but Macken convinced them otherwise.
A man greeted Eileen and her family at the door and then led them into the Scotland home after Eileen explained their purpose for coming.
She found her mother reading a newspaper in her living room. She told the 104-year-old that she was from Ireland, and her mother immediately connected the dots.
It seems she knew instinctively and immediately what that meant. Needless to say, the reunion was an emotional one for both mother and daughter.
They bonded immediately, and their visit lasted 3 days.
On May 9th she went back on Joe Duffy’s ‘Liveline’ and told about her visit and exchange with Mom.
Macken says she also found out she has two half-brothers.