Sunday, January 26, 2014
20 years ago today we became Australian Citizens. We had moved just two years previously - leaving South Africa for the unknown land. I had no idea where I would live or even how I would cope in my new country. I was leaving my family, who I was very close to, and tackling a new world, with my little 2 year old and my husband.
But... I knew that it was the right move. Within 2 years we had the privilege of becoming Citizens on Australia Day, at a full ceremony in City Hall. It was very special and to this day I treasure my Citizenship of the 'lucky country'.
As a treat - Mum, Dad, Elizabeth and I went to our local sports club for a yummy lunch and then I came home and did what all 'good' housewives do - I did the ironing.
In need of some fresh air and rejuvenation of my soul - I went for another walk this evening. Yesterday, Ivan and I took a walk and for the first time in months - held hands and talked and walked. The breeze was beautiful, sunset lovely and our time together enriching.
Tonight, I needed another walk and Sarah came with me - this time I took my camera. This is my favourite photo of the walk. Our shadows on the grass - me on the left and Sarah on the right.