Alaskan Bush People has already had one long-awaited family reunion when Billy Brown's long lost daughter from Texas arrived in Browntown to get reacquainted with her. Overall, the reunion went well and they smoothed out a lot of misunderstandings from the past.

Timing of estranged mother's visit was unfortunate

Billy's wife, Ami Brown, has a similar story when it comes to her mother. The Alaskan Bush People matriarch has not seen her mother, Earlene Branson, in decades. Unfortunately, things did not go as well as it did when her husband reunited with his daughter.

According to a source who spoke with Radaronline, Ami's 83-year-old mother made a 9-day journey to Alaska only to discover Ami was nowhere to be found.

Earlene said when she got to the Browns' door, "they didn't answer the door." The family was not home.

“I said, ‘I’m not here to cause any trouble. I just want to see my daughter!'”

Where was the family? Billy, Ami, and all seven of their children traveled to Hawaii during Earlene's trip to Alaskan country. Several social media posts attest to the family's whereabouts. They returned on July 7.

Not all was lost for Ami Brown's mother

In a prior report on the site, Earlene and Ami's brother, Les Branson, attempted reaching out to Ami many times before they made their way to visit her. A stroke survivor, it was Earlene's dying wish that she see her daughter again -- whom she has not spent time with in 36 years.

Not all was completely lost in Earlene's arduous trip to Alaska. Branson, who was also accompanied by Ami's sister and cousin, were all welcomed by several people in Hoonah, Alaska -- the Brown family's hometown.

“They were so nice,” Earlene said. “They gave me a welcoming party!”

Les does not think it was a wasted trip that his mother took to see Ami even though she was gone.

He said it "opened a wedge and showed we do still care about her.” He still sends Ami birthday cards ans says the family still loves her.

Ami has made claims that she was brought up in an abusive household before Billy got her out of the situation by marrying her when she was just 15-years-old. Ami's mother and brother deny those claims, but did not deny that Earlene dumped a husband who was an alcoholic when Ami was only eight.

After that, Earlene was “a civil servant and doting single mom,” Les says.

Earlene and Les cite Billy Brown as being a "controlling" husband who has isolated Ami from the rest of her family.

Is there still a chance that Ami and her mother will have a reunion?

Alaskan Bush People airs Friday nights on Discovery at 9 p.m., ET.

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