Yes, this is a birthday tribute but if you flee now, you’ll miss a really great story.
The story of how a certain Miss Angelina Destiny became Angel Bean Queen of the Wood Frijoles Marie Boyce Bishop.
Not necessarily in that order or on the same day.
In fact, it all started once upon a time in the year 1999 when a little girl was born and her parents (my brother and his 1st wife) named her Angelina Destiny. She was a born in Alaska and was the cutest little Eskimo the world has ever seen!
Sadly, in 2001 they lost their parental rights and asked us if we would adopt Angelina into our family.
After a lot of prayer and family discussions….
In March of 2002 my husband brought her home from Alaska with him and she became a legal member of our family! She fit in so quickly to our lives and hearts that it was like our family had not been complete before she came and we didn’t even know it…….
She became a part of our forever family in March of 2009-
When we adopted her we changed her name to Angel Marie Bishop but one day when Tae came home from school she said, “Where is my Bean?” and it just stuck! We have called her Angel Bean or Bean or Beanie etc ever since. Then my husband got in on the act and started calling her Angel Bean Queen of the Wood Frijoles Bishop. Poor Bean, if you asked her what her name was she would try valiantly to get through all that. It got to the point where she was writing Beanie Bishop or just Angel Bean on her papers at school. It was a long summer getting that all worked out!Oh those cheeks……..
we have just loved every bit of her from the very start! She has been my easiest child. She eats what I put in front of her, cleans up what I ask her to when I ask her to and is just all around good company. She will do anything—just don’t leave her behind……..ohana…
and this one just because…..
She LOVES to dance and takes 3 different dance classes….
She is a ray of sunshine in our home that I know was meant to be. I’m not not sure of all the why’s and how’s but I am so grateful that it happened and that I have 4 daughters to call my own.
Bean has definitely made our family better—I love you Angel Bean Queen of the Wood Frijoles Bishop!!!
Happy Belated 12th Birthday!!