Saturday, January 31, 2009

My Dream Trip to Korea



Not many of you know that I was adopted from Korea when I was 5 years old. I've always been fascinated with the culture and have dreamed of taking a trip to my "old stompin' grounds"... including the orphanage my little brother and I were dropped off at and the city where we were born in. This past summer we had the greatest opportunity to visit my wonderful birth mother whom we have been reunited with in the past year, but instead of taking that trip to Korea that I always imagined us doing, we went to France for a month where she's lived for the last 19 years with her sweet French husband!
Anyway, This picture is of my daughter's Korean Hanbok... which is the traditional dress that women wear. Ava looks like a doll in her getup... but she's in bed right now and I wanted to do the post before tomorrow (big day with Church, Superbowl and The Office, ya know!).
One day we'll visit Korea... I'm sure I'll want to go with my birth mother... since she has a lot of family there still-- I have even spoken with my Birth GRANDPARENTS!! Very cool!

9 comments:

Kritta22 said...

Wow! That is so awesome! I hope you do go to Korea! What a wonderful picture and even better with the background.
You are a rockstar in my book!

Maybe one day I'll chat with you about being adopted. (We're thinking about adopting.)

Teri said...

This is a beautiful picture, maybe someday you can post one of your daughter wearing it. I hope you can go to Korea , that would be so wonderful to visit your birthplace and good to hear you have a good relationship with your birth mother.

Katy said...

Kritta! I'd LOVE to speak with you about adoption... I really enjoy talking about it, and let me just say: I'm very very PRO adoption (well, i guess that's a given!) Please don't hesitate to call: 208-372-0213 or email: katywils@gmail.com if you have any questions or just wanna know my perspective (by the way, I've got three other siblings who have all been adopted too!)

Melinda said...

That is so cool! I'd love to someday see a shot of your daughter wearing her hanbok. Hope you get to Korea someday!

AprilF said...

That is really pretty! I want to see a shot of your daughter in it as well!

Rachel H. said...

Ava is a doll anyway--and this would make her even more SUPER-DUPER CUTE!!

Malissa said...

I love the bright colors set against the black background. Great shot. You are really talented! And what a story you have to tell. I hope someday that you also get to go to Korea. What a treat that would be!

Mindy said...

Neat picture, and beautiful story!

Ashton and Shanda Call Family said...

Love the colors, and the layout. It's beautiful. Isn't it fun to dream?