Saturday, November 3, 2012

The American Dream is Alive and Well

Here's the news, folks:

I did NOT have a baby last night.
(Despite 10 hours of contractions and a hospital stay...)

There will be no NY marathon this weekend.

And there's still no power or gasoline to be had in Brooklyn, where taxis have been lined up at gas stations for days and many have lost their homes and all of their earthly possessions.


My dear friend Cherry still got to take her oath of citizenship in NYC yesterday!! 

They couldn't print out her certificate, but she IS A US CITIZEN!  
And I couldn't think of anyone who deserves it more...or who would appreciate it more.

Despite hardships...despite a LOT of hard work, she is living the American dream...

It's still alive, people!  

We need to cherish it and all of the many blessings that are ours only by of the grace of God.

I am so proud of you Cherry!

(What are you guys thankful for spite of it all?)


  1. Congratulations to Cherry! Getting your citizenship here is not easy. In fact I wonder how many born here Americans could do it. One of the coolest moments I witnessed was at my husband's basic training graduation where 20 or so people became US citizens by joining the military. I was touched that they so desperately wanted to be a part of this country they joined the Army during a time of war. They wanted to be in this country so bad they were willing to risk their lives for that. Deffinitely opened my eyes to how priceless my citizenship is and I made a goal to be able to pass the Naturalization Test, because if that is what is required to join this country, I should expect to know this stuff myself.

  2. Bummer on the false labor. Congrats to your friend, though. Such an exciting moment for her!


  3. thankful for living in a land that many only dream of coming too...

  4. How wonderful for your friend!! I am thankful for life also dr. pepper and brownies. Fall leaves, gospel, the atonement and this awesome kid's book I just found and bet you would love! The fantastic flying books of mr. morris lessmore. love it!

    1. That is so awesome that you have a friend that became a US citizen. I have a sister in law that went through the process. We live in such a great country and I pray for our great nation.
      Wow, I am sorry you had a long day of contractions; I am sure that week little one will be ere soon.
      Blessings and hugs!

  5. Thank you guys!! And thank you my dear friend for doing this for me. Lately It has been hard for me to post but i was very surprised to see that you have made an effort to write down this very important and special day for me in spite of your condition right now. What a wonderful and special gift and service you made for me.

    Thank you so much. I love you dear friend!!

  6. Congratulations, Cherry!! What a wonderful achievement!! Something your family will bless you for for generations. And a blessing to your family now. I'm really happy for you!!