My Origin

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There are certain moments in a person’s life that remain etched in our memory forever. Sometimes it’s a moment that is full of joy. Sometimes it’s one that is so painful that we would like to forget it forever. Then there are those moments that are so shocking to us that we cannot believe what is happening. And, of course, there are moments that forever change how we see the world. All of those types of moments, although very different in nature, are equally as memorable. And then, there is that moment that change us forever. That moment came for me last fall. I was born in South Korea sometime in the fall of 1972. Nobody can say exactly what day for certain. I do know that I was discovered all by myself at a bus terminal in Seoul shortly after birth. I was placed in an orphanage somewhere in the center of the city. Five months later my adopted parents held me for the first time at the airport in Chicago, Illinois. From there we traveled to the tiny little town of Girard, Kansas, This community is the place that I would call home for my entire childhood. I could not of have asked for a nicer place to grow up in. Girard was a typical farming community. It was a very quiet, conservative, close nit community. Everybody knows everybody. Everybody cares for everybody. It was the type of place where you could leave your front unlocked at all times and not worry. It was very different from where I live today. I could not have asked for better parents. They were the type of parents that made sure I had everything I ever needed. They also made sure that I knew that I was loved. They taught me to have good values and morals. They did everything they could to make sure that I was well adjusted to life. But despite everything they did, I always felt like something was awry. Last fall, at the age of 40, I was finally able to quell that feeling. It was a 24 hr flight…...

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