Monday, December 17, 2012


Dear Choi Boy,

731 days ago, you were placed in our arms forever.

For 452 days before that, you lived with your foster family and we are so grateful for their love and care for you during that time and still now as they love you from across an ocean.

It was 287 days between the time that we first saw your sweet face until we got the call that you were ready for us to bring you home.

About 96 hours later, we boarded a big blue plane.

We flew for 15 hours and finally landed in the country where you were born and from where our families came.

The next morning, we woke up early and spent the next 7 hours keeping ourselves busy until it was time to meet you. And we did. And it was wonderful and amazing. After the meeting, we said our see you laters and you left with your foster momma to spend just a couple more days together.

Two days later, 2 excited parents (Mommy and Daddy) walked back into the adoption agency. 1 energetic and curious toddler (that's you!) was placed in their arms. And together we walked out, 1 new family. Somehow, it all made sense... 2 + 1 = 1.

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It's hard to believe that was 2 years ago! In so many ways, it feels like we have been together forever. And in other ways, that trip to Korea seems like it was just yesterday. We've come a long way in these two years and we know you and love you more and more each day...I don't know how it's possible, but it is.

So, today we will celebrate you and celebrate our family. And we are so thankful we can celebrate and hope we will continue to not only celebrate these milestones but also every moment in between.

We love you, CB.

Mommy and Daddy

Happy 2nd Family Day to you! 
And to us!


  1. i might be wiping away tears :). happy family day choi family!!!! your family is beautiful!

  2. Happy, happy day Choi Family!!! I need to stop reading the sappy posts in BOTH places. I was teary the first time I read it... now I may be slyly wiping away tears behind my kiddo's back! ;-)

  3. What a sweet note to your son. Happy Family Day!

  4. What a beautiful letter! Happy, happy day to all of you.

  5. I love love love this. Happy Family Day!

  6. Happy family day...hi grace, my name is ria from indonesia, it was a coincidence dropped to ur blog and fell in love to ur stories and lil cb :) i've been following ur blog ever since. Hope u don't mind ;) tho i don't adopt.....keep posting yaa....i love reading your blog so much :)


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