When my brother and I were 13 and 14 years old we left our home in Bali with our Dad and we never returned again. Our mother stayed behind. She followed us to California many months later, and she saw us a few times, but then she left and we have not seen her since.

We are now 18 and 19 years old, and we would like to ask help in contacting our mother in Bali and helping us talk to her. We would like to go to Bali, and we would like for her to talk to us again.

My name is Sean Wayan Donnelly and my brother is Brenden Surya Donnelly. Our mother is Ni Made Jati, owner of Uluwatu Boutiques, Kori Restaurant, and 7Seas International Dive Resort.  The whole story of our family is at http://www.uluwatu.com.

Please help. On this website we will post our letters to our Mom and we hope that she reads them. We will post her answers back to us, and we hope that with the help of the many people reading this site we can start again to talk to Mom.

So far from September to December 2012 it has been hard. Not every email is here because most of the emails are from me, and they say the same thing over and over again trying to get Mom to answer me. She only answers every week or two, so I have to keep after her. Then what she answers usually doesn’t answer my questions. We hope that you can help us do better.