That plane had flown from Seoul, South Korea to San Francisco, California, to Detroit, Michigan, and then, finally to Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. Andy, my parents, and I were all there anxiously waiting.
Then, there they were. Two scared and hot little boys walked into the waiting area with their Korean escorts. At that moment, my life changed forever. I became an Omah (mother in Korean). As I introduced Andy (Ahbah), my mother (Holmonee), and my father (Halrabojee) to the boys in Korean, I realized that all of our lives had just changed forever. Our family had grown. The long wait for them was over.
Now, twenty-five years later -- OH! what they've achieved!!! Learned a whole new language, lots of soccer games, Boy Scout meetings and an Eagle Scout, graduated from college, great jobs with lots of skills/talents, fell in love, and had babies of their own! Wow! What a full twenty-five years it has been!
I wish I had some of those first pictures of the boys to add to this post but I have yet to unearth them from our move to Ohio. They're somewhere packed safely away --- so safe I can't find them! So, you'll just have to settle with a newer version of the boys. (This picture was taken last June at Taylor's restaurant. Taylor (younger) is on the right holding Landen, his son, and Brian is on the left.) Mental note to self - take more pictures of the two of them on my next trip to Virginia!
Happy 25th Airplane Day, Brian and Taylor!!!!
Now, for babies of a feathery kind. The bluebird babies have hatched out in Bluebird Box #2. They are all beaks
and feet! I love their little beaks when they are first hatched. They definitely have to grow into them. Bluebirds make neat
dense nests. This one is primarily made from dried grasses and then lined with horse hair.
The Tree Swallows are getting serious now. Bluebird Box #1 has the start of a nest and they've placed a couple of fluffy
white feathers in it. So, they're getting down to business. I read once that they will fly many miles to scavenge feathers. Their nests are interesting and so pretty. When they leave the nest, they cover the eggs with the feathers.
Bluebird Box #3 has a full nest and three pearly white eggs. Wonder if she's done or will she lay more? Either way, the wait begins.
Babies and Beginnings - both are quite wonderful!