Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday's Child: Dennis

Here's Dennis! He's wicked awesome. He loves to skateboard, bike, play video games, and swim.

He's good at athletics, and he's a sweet boy. He is a people-pleaser. His foster mom says all six of his biological siblings have been adopted, so he's really looking to find a forever family!

Monday, June 28, 2010

K-Pop Got Me Again

I am becoming an addict of K-Pop. Here's my problem... I've always liked Korean pop music, but I'll get behind and forget about it for a while. So, by the time I like a Korean song, it's close to being outdated in Korea.

If you want to know, my faves right now are Rain, BoA, and Tae Yang... but lately, I can't get a 2NE1 song out of my head...

I just love how Korean and English get mixed together... plus, I think Korean pop artists could easily be confused for the latest American pop artist. Okay, that might be going too far... but just watch.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Miniature Korean KU Fans!

I sent matching KU outfits to my sister's adorable babies, Tae Hoo and Won Hoo. Can't wait to o this to my own kids one day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Niece, Tae Hoo!

Here are some updated pics... this is Yeon Jeong's second baby. She was pregnant with Tae Hoo when we were in Korea. Won Hoo is Big Brother. (Yeon Jeong is the youngest of all four of us.)

Thanks to Hyun Jeong for putting them on her FB page! She's my lifeline!

Wednesday's Children: Jayson and Joey!

Fantastic news! After 8 weeks of featuring children on our Wednesday's Child segment, we can report that one of the children is being adopted!

Joey is far enough in the process that we can make the announcement. I personally couldn't be more thrilled. I'll keep you posted! Wow!
On another note, my latest Wednesdays' Child feature is on Jayson--
He's such a cute kid. Really outgoing--definitely the least shy of all of the kids I've interviewed.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Challenging Week, A New Discovery

This week has been a tremendously challenging week for several reasons... my dog's ACL injury, stress at work, life issues, etc.

But in all of it, I discovered something personal, and I thought I'd share.

I've been with my husband for about seven years. We spent five years dating and will celebrate our second wedding anniversary this September.

But, through various adversities this week, I discovered the best quality in Jim. (At this point, you can stop reading if it makes you want to gag a little bit. It's okay, this blog post isn't for everyone.)

The reason I think it's so poignant is because it hit me in a single moment. It was like a light bulb went off, and it was clear as ever. People always say the dorkiest crap about their spouse, but, it is pretty incredible that a marriage can truly grow into something bigger than imagined.

My discovery with Jim is that he is honest to a fault. He has not a single mean bone in his body. That doesn't mean he's a sucker, a door mat or a push over... it just means he does not boast in being correct, seek revenge or turn around and wrong the person who wronged him.

I realized recently that he is truly a good man. One who takes care of his family, and one who is always on the right side. Jim has never been in trouble for being "wrong." I mean, there are a lot of times I think he's wrong about his opinion... but he's never wrong in his intent.

And, I'm lucky to discover this before our two-year anniversary. I can't wait to see what's in store for the next two, three, or four decades! (However, I wish he'd do more yard work...)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday's Child: Shaneice

Check out Shaneice! She's 15 and available for adoption. Super sweet girl!

Click here to see her story!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

I met a girl who didn't know how to make a wish!

Today I shot five Wednesday's Child stories (which is why I wasn't on air today.) These are stories about kids who are in the foster care system and are available for adoption.

Most, if not all, have been abused or neglected by the very people who were supposed to love them and take care of them.

They are children who have faced levels of disappointment most of us can't imagine...

Today, I met a little girl who didn't know how to make a wish. It really blew me away, and it made me realize how important it is to save our children.

I asked my regular question..."If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be?"

She said, "I don't wish."
M: "Why?"
Girl: "Because they never come true."
M: "Well, I hope we can change that."
Girl: "Well, then... what can I wish for?"
M: "You can wish for anything. Would you wish for a family?"
Girl. "Yeah..."

My heart broke right then. Her adoption specialist told me she's had so much disappointment... Every time someone wants to adopt her (birth family members, mostly), it falls a part. She gets her hopes up, and then she reaches new lows.

These are our children! Kids who are in our schools, our neighborhoods... some are living in residential centers... Can you imagine a child living in an institution? Simply because there's no one out there to take care of them?

At this point in my life, it would be hard for my husband and I to adopt a child. But, I think we will consider respite care. It's like being a relief-foster family...

Anyway, please open your hearts and minds to these children. So far, I've featured four children on our newscasts... Here they are... and yes, you will soon hear about the girl who didn't know how to make a wish! Her story will be up later...

What is Wednesday's Child?

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Strangely Loving The Bachelorette

I can honestly say I've never had an interest in watching The Bachelorette.

But this season is different.

First of all, I am rooting for Jesse. Why? He's from my neck of the woods! Who would've thought that a boy from Cass County would wind up on national TV. He's cute, he's sweet, and I bet he's a good Midwestern boy at heart...

I think his bio said his accomplishments were owning his house, buying a truck and living where he wants. He lives in KC. (Another bachelor from Wichita also lives in KC, but he was eliminated. Is it odd to have two dudes from the same city?)

Anyway, go Jesse! He's from Peculiar, Missouri, so already people are saying jokes like, "He's peculiar!" Sure he hasn't heard that before...

And, by the way, I noticed some bad editing on ABC's part. If you watch The Bachelorette (episode 2)... right before Jonathan, a.k.a. Weatherman, got his rose from Ali, a cutaway actually showed him with a rose. Huh? I was so confused, I went back and watched it thinking I had missed him getting a rose. Turns out, the editors flubbed it and showed Jonathan with a rose before he got his rose.

Whoops! They ruined the surprise!

Anyway, Craig was a jerk. Good teeth, great hair, bad personality.