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March 07, 2007



Paula - this is a beautiful letter - filled with love and compassion. I'm shedding tears for both of you - in the hope that one day you really will get to sit by her and hold her hand.
For now - I'll sit by you - and hold your hand - and we'll wait together for the stars to align and for us to be reunited with our mothers once more.
I'm sure you shed many tears writing the letter. Your sadness has not gone unheard. That sadness also lies in my heart.
Biggest hugs, Poss. xxx


I really hope that your Umma will read this letter and that the hands that have been apart for so long will once again be able to reach out and hold each other. May you find one another again. Beautiful!

Paula O.

Poss: Oh, it was such a difficult letter to write - and I know you know these emotions oh so well. I started crying just typing out "Dear Umma" and did my best to get through the rest. Thank you so much for your support - your words - and most of all, your validation. I am hoping good things for us both and our mothers.

Cheryl: I, too, wish for those things. Thank you, again for the kindness and suport and for reading.


Paula, this is such a great letter...

Have you ever thought about sending it to a Korean newspaper, and asking them to place it as an ad?

Sounds strange I know, but it not only fits your situation, but it seems like a letter that many international first mothers would like to read. They may never find their lost children, but it might be comforting to them to read your letter.

Just an idea...


Paula, I'm still struggling to see through the tears. Your raw emotion is so touching. It would be wonderful if you would have it published in the Holt Intl. Magazine. (I had something published once.) While I know that your Umma is the person you want to have read it, so many more people would benefit from reading what you've shared. I am in awe of you. Your Umma would be too. Much love, Rebecca


Oh my. *tears* This is so beautiful, so heartfelt. I so hope and pray that you and your Umma can find your ways to each other.

I don't know what else to say. It's a beautiful wish and I so hope it becomes a beautiful reality. For you, Kim Ok Soon and for your Umma.

With love and hope,


Wow what an amazing letter. It puts alot of the same sentiments and feelings I had just before I reunited with my mother. I do pray that you and your umma will find each other again and their will be healing in both of your lives.


So lovely, Paula. You have my every good thought and hopeful wish that you will be able to reunite with your Umma. Thank you for sharing this...

Paula O.

Thank you everyone for your incredibly kind and supportive words. They have brought me tremendous comfort - thank you.

Aurelia and Rebecca: I honestly had never thought of that (putting the letter out there in a more public venue), but I definitely see your points. I will definitely consider it - and Rebecca - thank you for the link.

Erica: Thank you for that affirmation. It helps so much to know that I'm not the only one having these kinds of thoughts. :)

And Judy and Zoe: Thank you! You both know exactly the right things to say at the right time.


Beautiful, Paula. I'm at a loss for words. I do hope you are able to meet your first mother someday.

Paula O.

Thank you, Sara. Many heartfelt thanks.


Wow...I am fumbling for words but truly appreciate you posting something so personal in such a public space. I feel honored to have read this and have insight into the heart of an adoptee...I know this must be just the tip of the iceberg.


Paula this is absoultely beautiful. You save this forever!!!!! When you meet your Umma you will give her a copy.

Paula O.

Mommavia: Thank you for reading and for your kind and gracious comments. I look forward to reading more of your blog, too.

Mia: Thank you, my friend. I hope you know what your support means. Thank you.


I was moved to tears the first time I read this and couldn't comment until now.

I hope so much you get to show her this letter someday Paula.


I hope that some day your Umma is able to read this letter. I also hope that one day my own daughter will have such healthy and real feeling for her own birth mother and that she will never have to apologize to anyone for them.

Paula O.

Heather: Thank you so much for your kind words - I really appreciate them.

KT MeeHee

"I know virtually nothing about you umma, but feel as if you are my everything"

Sums it all up right there...

Paula O.

(((KT MeeHee)))

Paula O.

Elizabeth: Thank you so much - I so appreciate your support.

Hi Heather - Thank you for your kind words and good wishes.

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