Showing posts with label adoption. Show all posts
Showing posts with label adoption. Show all posts

24 July 2018

Being Adopted

On 24 July 1984 I arrived in Los Angeles by way of Seoul, South Korea, and Seattle, Washington to meet my adopted forever family. On 4 February 2017 I brought my baby boy, Captain Hastings Alyosha, home from Life Animal Rescue and understood just a wee bit of the joy and wholeness that comes to a parent's heart when connected with their baby. I will forever be grateful and full of joy knowing I was chosen by the King of kings, my family and my baby boy.

Here are just a few of my favorite quotes about adoption.


07 August 2017

Vlog: Hastings and LIFE ANIMAL RESCUE

Hi Guys!
Been ages, I know, but what a crazy health month (more about that in my next post)...
BUT... I had a chance to film a short vlog this weekend featuring my wonderful Captain Hastings Alyosha and to brag about the great ladies at Life Animal Rescue in Agoura Hills/Westlake, California. So take a peek, please, subscribe, and say hi!
Enjoy!! <3
6 months later!! :)
Last but not least... if you have a strong stomach and want to see a little of what Captain Hastings Alyosha looked like right after being rescued, visit this video...
Until Next Time...

29 April 2017

Y is for... Yesterday


For my 2017 challenge, I was not sure quite what I wanted to blog about. Numerous ideas were coming to mind but each seemed to require even more energy and strength. So I've decided to focus on an acronym for ART:
A - Artists (musicians, painters, photographers, writers, etc.)
R - Reading (books, poems, etc.)
T - Theater (movies, musicals, plays, etc.)

Today we're focusing on...

Yesterday

A - Yolanda Adams
Last year, I loved Tyler Perry's The Passion that featured Gospel's one and only Yolanda Adams.


R - Quotes Starting with "Y"
Last year, Courtney (Maui Jungalow) shared with me the quote "Yesterday ended at midnight." It has stuck with me this long year.

T - YouTube Videos
Last year, I discovered Kathie Lee Gifford's "Without You" song about adoption that has stayed in my heart and touched the hearts of my adoptive mom and other adoptees/ers that I know.

07 November 2016

VIDEO: Adoption Month

It's adoption month! And what a perfect song to dedicate to all the wonderful adoptive parents out there. I honestly don't know where I would be without my Mum and Dad.

xoxo Joy

Song: Without You
Written by: Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman
Singer: Rachel Potter

24 July 2015

Happy Gotcha Day to Me!

Wow 31 years sure have flown! 31 years ago I was brought home for the first time after being adopted by the coolest and awesomest family. At 3 months old, I flew from Seoul, South Korea, to Seattle, WA, and onwards to LAX where I was greeted by family, friends, and more friends. Truly so much love. I feel so blessed and grateful.