Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Luck of the Iris

The photo today was taken during the Cheonggyecheon Challenge and is posted in honour of two very special people.

Some weeks ago, I received a message from a reader of my blog in the United States who was in the process of adopting a child from South Korea. She was interested to know if I had taken any photos on or around the day of the birth of her soon to be adopted daughter. So I sent her a couple of photos and we exchanged several e-mails. Anyway, to cut a long story short, this week she and her husband are in Seoul to collect their daughter.

On the weekend we had the opportunity to meet them, have a meal together and to do a little sightseeing. Out of consideration for their privacy, I will not mention names or include their photo here. However, "E" and "M" are two thoroughly likeable, warm-hearted and generous people who you can't help but respect and admire for taking on the challenge of adoption from South Korea.

So I would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the very best with the lovely little 'flower' who is about to join their family and wish them all good health and happiness in their future together.

Go n-eiri an t-adh leat!

1 comment:

Murphy_jay said...

That's a touching story.

As an Asian, I am always awed and touched by the love of Western couples adopting an Asian child. Regardless of the difference in race and nationality they give the child so much love and everyone in the family welcomes the child with an open heart.

Angels on earth.

Thanks for sharing their story, Phil.