Monday, June 25, 2012

America's Newest Citizen

Meet Sonam, America's newest citizen! Sonam and Kunga came up to Portland yesterday, and today Sonam took her oath and it's all official - see her flag? She and 52 other new Americans from 23 other countries, swore to uphold all that is good and right in this country. It was really moving!

Could my nephew BE any cuter? He knows it, too. Now his new thing is saying, out of the blue, "God bless you, Carrie," with a huge grin on his face. 

One of Sonam's biggest dreams is to travel to Tibet - her homeland, yet she's never been there. Now with her American passport and visa, she should be able to travel much more safely and not worry about detainment.

God bless you, Kunga. God bless you, Sonam. God bless you, America!


Elizabeth said...

These are the things that keep me sane about our country --

kario said...

YAY! Congratulations, Sonam! What a lovely day for you all.

Galen Pearl said...

Congratulations! Just stopped by to say hi. Hope you are doing well and having a great summer.

Tanya Savko said...

What a special thing to witness! And thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Amber said...

Good stuff!