A day to remember -
Mom first came to the United States on the 9th of September - just two days before terrorists attacked the World Trade Towers. It was not quite how she thought her first visit here would be and like everyone she remembers every moment of that day - watching it all unfold - being glued to the TV and that terrible devastating feeling everyone had. She remembers how Detroit (where Mom and Dad were at the time) suddenly became a "ghost town" as everything shut down and Dad coming home and just hugging and hugging her. The memories of that day and all the lives that were lost is something she will never forget.
But September 11th now has an added meaning for her because today she became an American citizen! WAY TO GO MOM! Mom thought she was just going to do the citizenship test today (which she passed easily and got all the questions correct) but then they told her the ceremony would be this afternoon and she would be getting her citizenship papers right there and then! Here are some pictures of Mom getting her citizenship - they make everyone double check all the spelling and details are right on the certificate. Mom said the only thing missing was us boys but we were there in a way - see Mom sat there plucking dog hair off her skirt while she was waiting BOL!