Julia’s Memorial Service – KoRoot House, Seoul, South Korea

July 29, 2008 at 7:46 am 3 comments

June 6th, 2008

Jane Trenka, KoRoot House proprietor, Reverend Kim, and Daewon Wenger organized a service for Julia held at the adoptee house – KoRoot – in the northern section of Seoul.  None ever met her, but they were still driven to hold the memorial as they would for someone of their own, our own family.  As fractured as we may envision our community life, Julia somehow managed to create a shared experience, as sad and tragic as it was.  She would’ve completely hid from the spotlight, shunned being held up as some iconoclast, and I hoped the service would reflect that sense of humility, anonymity, yet show her enduring affect on people as individuals, and on people as a family/community.

She was born in Korea, raised in America, treated in Israel, and remembered again in Korea.

I have not yet watched the video, but I realized that shouldn’t mean those who knew and loved her shouldn’t watch either.



Entry filed under: Adoption, ALL, Korean, Me, Random Thoughts.

구지혜어머님께… I’ve Remembered

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. justenjoyhim  |  July 29, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Beautiful service. Thank you for pointing me to that.

  • 2. Lee H.  |  July 30, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this—I felt like I was right there. Julia will never be forgotten.

  • 3. Margie (Third Mom)  |  August 2, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks so much John. It was a beautiful service – hard to watch, but lovely.

    Made my heart ache.


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