Sunday, September 25, 2011

a sweet reunion.

last sunday, we had the incredible opportunity to reunite choi boy with someone very special. cb's foster sister (his foster mother's daughter) is studying english in the states for a semester. and of allllll the places in the entire good ol' US of A, she ended up enrolling at a school an hour away from us! crazy awesome, right?! she contacted me through my blog and we set up an afternoon get-together.

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we headed to a park so cb's foster sister, his noona, could hang out with him while he was in his element...i.e., we needed a place where cb could run around and get out all his sillies. :)

choi boy had tons of fun playing, climbing, peek-a-booing,
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drumming,
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while using the smallest drumsticks ever, i might add!

and even iron-crossing.
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;)

eventually, cb burned enough energy and was able to slow down and hold noona's hand.
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it was so sweet and beautiful.

noona's friend came, too, and of course, choi boy charmed both of them and had them wrapped around his little finger.
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literally.
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choi boy also took noona for a walk around the park.
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cb showed her the lake and pointed out the geese! and ducks! and birds!
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and after the tour, choi boy taught noona how to play football.
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american football, that is.
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she was very impressed. ;)

and after traipsing around the park, we headed to lunch, and the sweetness continued in the car.
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love!

noona wanted to try some mexican food, and cb decided this was a good idea.
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a very good idea, indeed.

and after a quick lesson on the alphabet (when cb sees letters, he points and shouts, "G! G! G!" the only letter he knows...i'll give you one guess as to why. hint: super bowl champs!),
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it was time to say our goodbyes.

or rather, it was time to say our "see you later"s, because you can betcha that we'll be meeting up with noona again soon! what a precious gift to be able to spend time with someone that helped raised our son for the first 15 months of his life before he came home to us...such an amazing blessing.
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so, so special.

and so grateful for the way this all worked out! God is so good. :)

20 comments:

  1. Wow! So great to make that connection!

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  2. Wow!! Such an amazing gift!!! I can't wait to see future posts on your meetings!

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  3. these connections are so special! So glad that you will be able to spend time with her this year!

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  4. Wow! What an amazing coincidence and connection! I loved seeing those photos, and am so glad that Choi boy (and you) can develop their relationship!

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  5. That is so neat that you have connected with his foster sister. Truly special. And I love that he knows G - for the right reason too!

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  6. amazing. I have tears, actually! And I'm so surprised by that. How special was your day, your boy's extended family and how you were put back together in this amazing way.

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  7. that is sooo super awesome!! What a blessing for all...

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  8. Wow! What a gift for all of you!

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  9. I got all teary-eyed reading this. What a wonderful reunion and an amazing connection.

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  10. That is awesome! What a rare opportunity, and a tremendous gift!

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  11. How amazing! What a cool opportunity!! :) And CB just keeps getting cuter every day! Miss you both!

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  12. What an amazing opportunity and such a blessing!! Love CB's little cardigan in the pictures, too!

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  13. What a heartwarming story and amazing opportunity! And, now back to the superficial: I love CB's outfit, particularly the very big-boy cardigan. He looks like he's ready to be in your kindergarten class.

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  14. Pretty much ditto to Beth's comment above! Amazing opportunity to meet his noona .... and I (heart) his outfit - all of it :)

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  15. Oh my goodness, this brought tears to my eyes. Such a sweet sweet reunion indeed! Love the CB held her hand! Love this! Oh and you have one stylin kiddo there! Adore his shades! ha!

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  16. wow! what an amazing day you had! that's so great that she'll be so close to you. it's truly a gift for all of you!

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  17. Very cool! What a great connection to make. I'm a tad jealous!!! :) How do you stay in touch with your foster family?

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  18. What a great opportunity for your family! I'm sure C's foster mom will cherish this post.

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