Tuesday, June 09, 2009

CITIZEN TATE

I am playing catch-up so some of the postings will be out of order for a few days.....


Today all nine new families boarded the bus heading out for our final step in the adoption process. Nine families stood with babes in arms and made a plead. As I spoke these words, I totally teared up knowing that my Tate will have the privildge of being a US citizen.
I come from an immigrant family. Both of my parents lived through WWII in Norway and have experienced the joy of becoming a US Citizen. In my mind as I gave the plead, I thought of Tate. She will not have to experience the lack of freedom that was dictated by her biological roots. She not longer will have no choice of family size, religion or speech.



Let Freedom reign....

10 comments:

MotherMotherOcean said...

She looks adorable.
Yes, US citizenship means a whole lot!

Welcome home.

Linda said...

Congrats little Tate!! We are happy to have you as a fellow citizen!!
Beautiful pictures of Tate, So happy that I have had the pleasure of watching you become a family. Wishing you nothing but Happiness for our newest citizen. Linda

Jboo said...

Congrats!! I totally teared up at that ceremony too! Your girlie is such a little cutie! Hope you're all getting over the jet lag ok!

Janet

Abby's Mom said...

Love it!

a Tonggu Momma said...

LOVE that second photo! And yes, I often take for granted my US citizenship. It's immigrants and the children of immigrants who remind me to value it so highly.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh she is so beautiful!
Welcome to the United States of America sweet girl.

Julie said...

Beautifully said!

I agree. And I feel so fortunate that our daughters have this blessing.

Debra said...

Congratulations beautiful Tate! Welcome home!

Samantha said...

Congratulations! I think I did the full blown sob when we landed on US soil!

laurel said...

What a great dress to let freedom ring!