I moved from Germany to America 21 years ago, which seems like a lifetime ago. Well, it is — half a lifetime.
We moved when L was six months old because Don’s family lives here.
And even though I have been in New York for over seven years, I hadn’t visited the Statue of Liberty yet.
So when Don mentioned he wanted to take L into the city for a trip on the Circle Line Ferry last Sunday, I changed my plans and we all drove to NYC. Dropping off more vintage treasures at my store had to wait a few more days.
It was about time that I saw Lady Liberty!
But being an expat, an immigrant like so many millions of other people before me who came to America, I felt a kinship with all those people, with their stories, with their dreams.
I’m proud to be an expat. I came here with two suitcases and a willingness to work hard and have been rewarded with a wonderful live. I love living here.
I wouldn’t have this sweet boy if I wouldn’t have moved to America.
That’s the skyline across from Manhattan.
Later on, L ended up playing in the fountain for an hour, my little water rat.
Have you ever taken a ferry ride to see the Statue of Liberty, or even visited her on Ellis Island?