So very long story short, I haven't seen my dad since I was 9 when I told him I hated him. My parents don't get along at all, but growing up I was always told it was my choice whether or not to see him. A few years ago, I got in contact with my sister and the past got dragged up again. She told me with absolute clarity that both her, my brother and my dad had sent me birthday cards, letters and presents every year. I've never received any gift off them, but I do remember getting 2 cards for I think it was my 12th birthday. We didn't know who they were off until I opened them, and then my Mom realised the envelopes were written by my brother and sister's mother (we're half-siblings). After the argument, me and my sister didn't talk, we blocked each other on Facebook, MSN, etc. During the summer I spoke to my cousin who's very close to my sister and she said my sister needed me, she was going through a really bad time as her best friend had died recently. I was unsure, but added her on Facebook. Tonight we Skyped and of course the past came up again. This time I was able to read her body language when she told me about the letters, cards and presents, and it was clear she was telling the truth. I asked to speak to my dad and he seemed genuinely pleased to see me. It was a tough conversation and has left me rather emotional and confused. What's puzzling me the most are the letters, cards and presents. Why have I never received them, bar those 2 cards? I know one of my parents is lying, I just don't know who. I have no proof my mom hid them, in the same way I have no proof my dad sent them. Add into the mix that my dad didn't fight to see me when I was younger and I'm really stumped. I know it's not much info to go on, it would take forever to type out all the ins and outs, but what do you lot think? Is someone lying to me or has there been a genuine mistake?