Having grown up in Africa I was never made aware of American Independence Day,
until I found out my sister was born on the 4th of July.
It almost made her more noble in my eyes.
I still have a sketchy knowledge of American Independence;
we learnt English history at school.
My parents were of British descent and never really talked about it.
My mother did however talk about the *GI brides she met during the war,
and the provision of significant military supplies and other assistance
to the Allies made by the United states.
As a child I grew up watching Hollywood movies and series’ and this gave me
a great love for America and her people.
A friend of mine was an exchange student in Denver for a year
and when she came back, she had an American accent.
I was so jealous and tried to copy it, I’ve always had a kind of
I feel united through this global community and I’m grateful to have found
many amazing American friends through my blog.
I would love to be there to celebrate with fireworks and see the parades,
but perhaps one day.
I am endeavoring to learn more about different cultures and practices
and I want to remain open to the light within every human on this planet.
*GI Brides…More than 60,000 women wed by American servicemen during World War II hoped to leave their old homes behind and rejoin their husbands for a new life in the United States. However, for these “War Brides” restrictive American immigrations policies posed a major challenge.