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I will talk with Dr. Judy Krings about how she met her adopted son, Hari, and the importance of traveling to facilitate self-discovery.

Judy's mom had been on an around-the-world trip of a lifetime when a professor friend, who loved her dearly, offered her the trip to Nepal. Judy met Hari online when she was looking to book the trip. Hari works in the office for Earthbound Expeditions and is also a respected trekker.

Judy and Hari were becoming fast friends after about 18 months or so of emailing. One day, Judy signed off their chatty email exchange as MJ, for Mama Judy. Immediately, Hari wrote back that he had lost his mother at 3. He had prayed his whole life for a mother. Now he had one! 

Judy's Mom was ill, and Judy had to cancel the trip twice. It took about 3 years for her dream to come true.

The day Judy met Hari met in Kathmandu (after 2 days of travel to get there) was a gift Judy will never forget.
 
"It was SPIRITUAL. An awakening for both of us on so many levels. We felt connected, as if he were my own flesh and blood. A surreal cool feeling that he felt, too. We still do. He is praying I will get to Nepal again. Who knows. But we are a family. His greatest recent thrill. When I asked him what he really wanted (and his answer I KNEW would not be material), he said he want to talk to Grammy, my Mom, almost 94. And so he did recently. He was in heaven. And Mom's grin was worth a million bucks. Even with a cochlear implant, she could understand most of their chat. Mom and I shared over 2000 Nepal and Tibet photos, and she has several art pieces from Nepal that Hari sent or I brought back. We all feel we are so blessed."

Hari's wife is Dipa through an arranged marriage they both grew into.They have two kids. A son, Dipendra, 7, and a daughter, Dipika, 5.

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