Jul 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Canada!

We made you these cards:

Canada Day Treasury by bstudio

Canada Day Treasury by Dalim

Canada Day Treasury by Dalim

Canada Day Treasury by Dollface DeVille

Canada Day Treasury by Janson Pottery

Canada Day Treasury by Simple Sundries

Canada Day Treasury by The Sage's Cupboard

And Oh Canada Team Member, Molly of Little Bear's Mom, would like to share her thoughts on Canada Day.

Canada Day, Montreal, 2009

Although I've lived in Canada for 15 years, last year was my very first Canada Day as a Canadian citizen. I moved here to do a graduate degree, met a guy, studied, worked, fell in love, had a child, and never left. Since I was originally here on a student visa I didn't begin to pursue citizenship until after my marriage. What a long and confusing process!

After jumping through so many hoops I finally got the call to take my test in the summer of 2008. This was closely followed by a citizenship ceremony that fall. I was so very happy that my mom just happened to be visiting at the time, and she sat in the audience holding my then 1 year old son as I proudly took my oath to my adopted country. Unfortunately, my husband was away on a business trip at the time, but he came back with a whole passel of Canadian souvenirs in the form of t-shirts, flag patches, pins and mugs.

Although I will never forget the country of my birth, I am extremely happy and proud to be a Canadian, and I will never forget that very first Canada Day - last year - that I celebrated as a full citizen.

Happy Canada Day!

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team


bstudio said...

Love your story Molly. Nice to meet you and Little Bear!

All the Canadian treasuries are great!
Thanks for including mine!

Littlebearsmom said...

I'm loving all the Canadian treasuries!!!

Thanks so much for letting me share my story. I love this country!

We're lucky that we were able to snag the Little Bear some new flags at this year's festivities. The ones in the picture were used a little too enthusiastically by him during the Olympics ;)

The Art of Zen.......Crochet said...

Great story! We are proud to have you!

soapstar said...

fab post! big hi to the infamous little bear! ☺

Leigh-Anne said...

Love your story, Molly! We love new Canadians like you! Congrats on becoming "one of us"!!

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