Whasoon, Sungmi, Yunyong, and Yugin! I am finally spending time with my family members here in my home city of Minneapolis. I love it. We’ve eaten Korean food at Mirror of Korea in St. Paul, shopped at Southdale mall in Edina, watched movies together, cooked together; and we’re just getting started. They’ll be with us for a month, and I’m thrilled.
Brad and Whasoon cooked a wonderful meal tonight. Spaghetti, bruschetta, greens salad, and tasty-salty olives from Whole Foods. Everyone loved it. Brad was drinking pinot grigio while he was doing the cooking, so it wouldn’t have mattered how it tasted for him. :)
We plan to visit the Mall of America (of course), Chicago for four days, the Guthrie and Stone Arch bridge. We’ll go skating, sliding, and possibly check out the last of the Hollydazzle parade. Luckily, Heon – our new Korean American friend – was able to come and translate the first night. Our good friend Paul was there for us at the airport!
It was the fulfillment of a dream, to sit with my eldest sister at my dining room table, drinking tea and just talking. She is one of the people I remember most from my Korean past (she and my father). I remember loving her cooking when I lived with her in Geumsan.
I used to think that “coming full circle” was an event. Now, I realize that it is sometimes a process. A long and lovely movement toward things coming back together.
Pray for nice weather. We want them to be impressed! :)