There are many things I admire about my sister-in-law Sabina, but one of the things that I most admire is how much she has kept learning and growing as an adult. She came to the United States a little over 11 years ago knowing bits and pieces of English. She is now not only completely fluent, she is going to school to become a nurse. When I think of going back to school, it seems daunting enough, but I can’t imagine doing it in a language that I didn’t grow up with. Sabina has worked very hard to get to this point, and on Wednesday she had celebrated another accomplishment:
She became a citizen of the United States.
When I was growing up we have celebrated friends of our family with a nice “heart attack” but I has been awhile she I have participated in one. My mom coordinated one for Sabina yesterday.
The hearts were mostly made my her nieces and nephews and were delightful to see.
My favorite was made by my nephew Nolan, who came up with the design completely on his own, even researching the Argentine flag online.
If you know Sabina, you know her deep love for her native country, Argentina, and for her family who still lives there. I thought Nolan captured the day perfectly. We love you Sabina, and the United States and our family are both lucky to have you as a part of us.