When discussing the topic of traveling, images of exotic locations and exciting experiences dance across our mind. International travel is a way to experience cultures vastly different from our own and see wonders which most people only behold in snapshots. Michelle Osterhus and her husband from Ramsey, Minnesota are among those blessed to have had the opportunity to explore the world. But while these journeys gave them unique opportunities to meet new people and try new things, over time, traveling became a means by which to escape deep, personal hurt. This special couple greatly desired to have a family; however, after 8 years of trying everything, they were still unable to have children. As time went on, the couple decided if they could not have children of their own, they would give other kids a chance at a different life through adoption. Today, they are the proud parents of 2 precious children from South Korea.
As part of their home, Michelle decided to create a collage of pictures and mementos which serves as a constant reminder to them of the special day when these two children came into their lives. Accompanying treasured family photos, are two small postage stamps. Enlisting the help of WiseDecor’s design team, Michelle had her stamps custom made to say “South Korea” along with the exact date each of their children came home to America. As Michelle puts it, “These stamps are symbolic of not only the stamps put in their passports upon arrival, but also the day we became a family.”