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Ethan Joined Our Family Six Years Ago!

Today is one of our favorite days of the year—Ethan’s “gotcha day”!

Six years ago today, Joleen and I were in Korea and Ethan became part of our family, a day after meeting him for the first time in his foster home.

In some ways, it’s hard to believe it has been six years already. No wonder the number one piece of advice we heard as we prepared to bring Ethan home was “Don’t blink!” It was good advice!

To celebrate, we went to a local play place, where the kids played for a while. Afterward, we went to McDonald’s where the kids got ice cream cones (even though it was at least -13 degrees this morning). At bedtime, we read the story of Ethan’s adoption using a photo book we put together a couple of years ago.

We are grateful to God for his blessings on us!

Korean American Day

Today marks 110 years since the first Korean immigrants arrived in the U.S. (see In 2005, the U.S. House and Senate named January 13 Korean American Day. Here’s the resolution (S. RES. 283) by the 109TH CONGRESS on December 16, 2005 … Recognizing the contributions of Korean Americans to the United States and encouraging… Continue Reading