Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A day to remember

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!


  1. Congratulations!!!! We are so glad that today has a new meaning for you!

  2. Congrats on passing your citizenship test. Sept 11 is my sister's birthday too. I certainly remember where I was at the time. I was in the military then and our Commandant came back into the theatre and said "the world as we know it will never be the same." So glad that you have something else to remember now on Sep 11th.

  3. Congrats on becoming a US Citizen. We know it isn't easy.

    Essex, Sherman and Dog Dad

  4. Congrats, way to go MOM.

    Your Furends
    Susie & Bites

  5. Now we have something special to think of on this day too. Congratulations.

    Bert and My Vickie

  6. congrats to you,cowspotmom.i hope,there will be only great days in your american future and time can fade the pain and fear away a little.
    hope you will have a big party with peeps and pups.
    congrats again
    anni,the foxbrothermomma

  7. Oh my goodness! How wonderful! Congratulations, I know that is a very tough test.

    I can't think of a better day that Sept. 11 to become a citizen. I have tears in my eyes.

  8. Congratulations to your mom! What an accomplishment!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  9. Congratulations!!!! Mommy's mom came to the USA when she was just a girl 9 years old on a September 11th in the 1950's. We love how you became a citizen on Sept 11th.

  10. Congratulations to your mom!!! We are so happy for her and you guys!

  11. Congrats to your Mom on becoming a U.S. citizen - we are very proud of her.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  12. Oh you became a US citizen. Cheers for all your work in taking the test. Yes the date holds a lot of memories for us all. Lee's work home office is in New York and she lost work friends that day.
    Congrats Bree
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  13. Oh my! I am so far behind I missed this! This is amazing and wonderful! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so happy for you!


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