Monday, August 3, 2009

Details Remembered

This is my Perfect Moment.

Over the weekend my family went to our cottage in the Thousand Islands. It was only the third time Luv Bug has gone there. Our summer weather has been so horrible in Rochester that we haven't enjoyed usual summer activities: splashing in the kiddie pool, trips to our amusement park, and boat rides. At some point I will do a full post on the Thousand Islands because I haven't done it justice with my minimal explanations of what a piece of heaven it really is.

It is wonderful to have full days with my parents, AJ, and Luv Bug at the cottage. He had us in stitches all day long. What a ham. After he had gone to bed on Saturday night we were sitting around laughing at his winning personality and hilarious antics. We talked about the first week he came home last summer.

Somehow it came up that within 2 days of him coming home we were to call the head of the agency here in the US, Cecelia who is a native Korean. She likes to talk to the child over the phone to soothe them through the adjustment. We called her the first full day he was in Rochester. It was a big moment. He held the phone and listened to Cecelia speak to him in Korea, a language he hadn't heard in almost 2 days. His eyes lit up, and he listened to what she said intently. My mother asked what she told him. She said," You are finally home. You will be very happy and have a wonderful life with your mommy and daddy."

This is what she told my 15 month old baby 2 days after he left his foster mother, Ama (mommy in Korean). He seemed content with this, and after that last step, we moved on as a new family.

"You will have a good life. You will be very happy." she said.

Oh, Luv Bug, if you only knew what a good life we now have, how happy we are and will always be. To be your Mom and Dad (he now calls us Mom and Dad!) is the biggest gift I have ever received.

Oh, Luv Bug, you are the light of my life.


Sandy said...

What a beautiful and touching post. I love your blog! Thank you for stopping by mine.

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

what a beautiful story :)

Lavender Luz said...

I love it. Love transcends language.

G & H said...

that was so beautiful you totally have me in tears :)

tireegal68 said...

That was a beautiful post. That place sounds like heaven-great to be able to share those moments with your family too:)

KLTTX said...

That is a perfect moment! Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

What a wonderful memory and a truly perfect moment.

Meg. said...

This post had me crying like a wee baby. =) Your love for Luv Bug truly *shines*.

And keeping with the theme, I've given your blog an award! Head on over to my blog to check it out! =)

Kathy B! said...

What a fabulous post. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

chicklet said...

I love that she called like that, and said those words. Ilove that you have a story like that to look back on and remember how it all started.


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