Thursday, February 3, 2011

새해 복 많이 받으세요!!!!

새해 복 많이 받으세요(saehae bok man-hi ba-deu saeyo) or for us Westerners - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Today is Seolnal or Korean New Year. It's also Chinese New Year, Mongolian New Year, Tibetan New Year and . . . you get the picture.

I can't help but wonder what Tootsie was doing this time last year. Obviously celebrating the New Year with her Foster Parents, but what were the actual activities that she witnessed and took part in? Did she wear her Hanbok? Did she get money? I bet they had the traditional meals. How different her two worlds are today.

We will be doing our own celebrating tonight. No hanboks, no money. But we will have a Korean dish for dinner that I just happened to have on-hand. Beef with noodles. Korean noodles. We will be thinking of Tootsie's beautiful birth country. The people that we have fallen in love with. Wondering what our New Year will look like next year when we celebrate Seolnal.

So HAPPY NEW YEAR, from our American-Korean family to yours!

새해 복 많이 받으세요(saehae bok man-hi ba-deu saeyo)


Rachel said...

Hi Jayme! I am so glad you left a message on my blog! How cool that we are using the same agency :) I read your last post a while back and was going to leave you a message but I got distracted and forgot. I cannot believe how similar our journey to #2 has been to yours!!! We were not expecting to adopt again so soon, God started working in our hearts about special needs, we saw our Nathan on the waiting child list, inquired but there was another family interested so we decided to step back, and two months later we found out he was still waiting for a family...and God showed us it was US! He is 13 months younger than Matthew and I'd be lying if I said that doesn't terrify me a little bit :) But we know that God has brought Nathan to us and He will be with us for whatever lies ahead. If you ever want to keep in touch through the process feel free to email me - the wait for EP might drive us a bit crazy and it's always good to have a friend who is going through the same thing! My email is

Christina said...

Thanks for leaving a message on my blog. Our little girl is a WC also. I am dying to share the world my news. I have to wait until it is official though. We're always waiting for something until they come home right? It will be great to have another family going through it with us.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jayme, So excited to see you guys are going for #2!! Isn't it so fun to put it all in God's hands and watch what he does?! A lil scary sometimes, but def worth it. Looking forward to following your journey once again! By the way, your little one is beautiful!

Grace :)