Friday, April 30, 2010

Our First Family Day!

Wow! I've been talking about this day for quite some it arrives my thoughts bring back so many memories!

But the two that stick out most in my mind is what I write about today...

First, saying goodbye. To Omma. To Korea.

This is such a bittersweet memory as one chapter of Seon-Mi's life ends and another begins. What she had already experienced in her short life was sometimes more than I could bear to think of. But what was to come made it all worth it...

Finding her forever family.

And second, her transition to life with us. What comprehension a nine month old could have of such a change, we may never know. But her face said plenty.

Clinging to everything unfamiliar and longing for her life before.

Though time heals most of that hurt, our Family Day will always bring these memories back so that we never forget the love and sacrifice of the people who brought Zoey Seon-Mi to us.

And of the brave little girl we love with all our hearts.

Here she is today on her first Family Day wearing the exact outfit she wore on this day last year!


  1. Such a sweet post! Happy 1 Year Home Zoey!!

  2. Happy First Family Day! Enjoy every moment of it! xoxo

  3. You said it perfectly; our girls have found their forever homes and we celebrate that today! But we also remember but they left behind-thanks for sharing both. We've loved getting to know you quickly in Korea and as blog buddies too!!

  4. how are you going to squeeze here into that outfit next year?