It’s a trifecta of citizenships for me and Sorenne – Canadian, American and now Australian — and a deux-fecta for Amy as we attended our citizenship ceremony on Saturday morning.
We didn’t even know it was Australian Citizenship Day (a U.S. thing too, which is ironical because the three of us are also Americans), but there were 492 of us in a community centre — with another 500 of supporting friends and family, although we decided to keep ours a personal affair — who were welcomed to the Australian family.
Special thanks to Amy and Sorenne, and many others, who have stuck with me while I adjust to the next phase of our life.
We’ll be celebrating tomorrow, in sub-tropical Brisbane, by spending the day at the arena, playing and coaching ice hockey.
And many thanks for all the kind messages we received in response to our citizenships.
We are quite fortunate, and grateful.
(before and after pics; are we different? that’s a softball question lobbed up there for your amusement)