This month happened to contain the birthdays of several of our family members and friends. It is sometimes very bittersweet to be here in Korea while the people we love and care about back home celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, births, and weddings. Even worse are the loved ones we’ve lost in this short amount of time and were unable to see one last time.
Sometimes it’s difficult to keep in touch with everyone or talk as often as we’d like, so yesterday we set out to make a video for all the birthdays this past month contained. From sun up to sun down, we traveled around our city going from location to location to film the various scenes. It was a hot day and a labor of love, but in the end I think we’ve created something that goes beyond a simple birthday wish. So to all our family and friends, even if it isn’t your birthday, we hope you recognize that some aspect of this video pertains to you. Even though we are far away, we still hold you close to our hearts and you are never far from our thoughts.
To our expat friends: Living abroad means that you miss out on so many of things that happen to your loved ones. We hope that all of you keep in touch as much as you can and remind the people that you’ve left at home how important they are to you; I know that we don’t remind them as much as we should.
And without any further ado, here’s our video message to all of you from us.
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Thank you SO VERY MUCH!! You know I cried! I had to watch it twice to make sure I didn’t miss anything while my eyes were leaking! 😉 Love you guys and miss you every day too! I have missed getting to spend your birthdays with you also, although we did celebrate early for Steph and late for Ryan while I was there. Looking forward to my next visit! HUGS ~ Mom
Glad you liked it Kelli! We really wanted to make something special for all of you back home. Love you guys!
What a wonderful way to wish us happy birthday! Surely beat Halmark by far. It was hard today w/out you here to celebrate, but wonderful skyping w/you and all of us here. Thanx for getting up so early for us! This is the best video yet for any occassion. We miss you so much and love you both! TJ told dad that he teared up during the video. I don’t know if you noticed, but he was smiling the entire time during the skype. I know I’ll be watching it again and again. Love, love, love you! xoxo
Mom and Dad (Jill & Van)
It was so good to finally get to see everyone and I am so glad they stuck around long enough to talk to us!
We love you too, miss you immensely….but nothing short of seeing you in person could be as wonderful a gift as seeing those beautiful smiles
So creative and wonderful! You guys are amazing and I appreciate your sharing. I will accept the lovely birthday wish as well! It was wonderful! What a lovely idea! Keep up the good work, I mean fun!! Keep spreading joy! Good job.