Happy 4th of July! This year marks my 40th 4th of July in the United States.
It has been a fantastic journey. So grateful and thankful to be here. I have been welcomed with open arms and love.
I remember as it was yesterday my first 4th of July. The excitement of everyone around me to celebrate the Nations’ birthday. The food that all our friends have prepared. The Blue Angels flying over us and how magnificent they were.
When I became a US citizen, how wonderful I felt inside to be part of this great nation. So fortunate that in my lifetime I get to live and have two wonderful countries in my heart.
The road has been a fantastic one. There has been bumps, ups, and downs, but mostly a beautiful journey with lots of wonderful peoples that have enriched my life every day.
The opportunities that I was and still am given are endless and non-pareil anywhere else. You, as an individual have choices and your voice is heard. That voice is so precious.
As we commemorate the 4th of July celebration of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress, therefore let’s remember all the brave men and woman that have fought for our freedom.
Freedom is something that we have in this country. A wonderful gift that has been fought and is constantly challenged.
As a tradition since my first 4th of July, we will celebrate with friends and family around a table filled with great food and lots of love. Truly blessed!
Happy 4th of July!