So I found out very recently that I have an older half brother that I knew nothing about. He was born before my father met my mother; for my dad's own selfish reasons he basically chose to abandon my brother and only very recently was I told that it was even a possibility he existed. My father did confirm his existence for me, but told me he has not spoken to my brother since my brother was 1 1/2.
I want to reach out to my brother via letter, to let him know that I now know about him and would like to get to know him, if he is willing/able to do that. I keep sitting down to write the letter, though, and nothing comes out right. It seems so awkward to try and tell a 32-almost-33 year old man that his 26 year old sister JUST found out about him.
I guess my question is, if you recieved a letter from your bio-family-member whom you've never met/knew existed, what would you want it to say? Would you be interested in hearing about their life/seeing a photo, or would you rather it was just a straight forward "Hi, I am X, here is where you can reach me if you'd like to talk"?
Any suggestions/opinions/experiences would be so helpful!