Friday, May 29, 2009

I love America

No, don't worry... you haven't forgotten about an important national holiday or anything. I just couldn't keep the American pride that has been running through my veins inside any longer. Russ's mom was born and raised in the great country of Mexico, the country that she has been a citizen of until Wednesday.

Me, Russ, Argelia, Marcella, and Natalie after the ceremony

I had the opportunity to go to an official Naturalization ceremony where Argelia, my wonderful future mother-in-law, denounced allegiance to Mexico and is now an official citizen of the USA. I walked away from this ceremony with a renewed sense of pride in this amazing country. Here are some of the main thoughts and emotions that were running through my head:
  • I take this country and the opportunities it provides for granted
  • Every person who was born and raised in this country should see one of these ceremonies--they really will look at their situation in a different light
  • This country, despite recent events, has so much to offer
  • Just like Lee Greenwood, I am proud to be an American


Russ Lewis said...

and I'll stand up, next to you and defend her still today. cause there ain't no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA!

I love that you posted this. My mom will love it, and we will need to get her the pictures.

Hayley Marie said...

I still remember when my Grandma became an American citizen! It is such a wonderful day! Congratulations!