I have so much to say it’s almost scary. Let’s start with a quick exercise. Sum up your life in one sentence. This is what my sentence would look like:
Each member of my family of four was born in a different country.
Of course it doesn’t really tell you anything about me – it’s just a quick summary of my past 30 years. Yes, I am now 30 years old. I am starting this blog as a tribute to all of the ways my life has diverged from its tracks in just 30 years. Many of you may see me as too young to know anything, some of you may even think I am too old to relate to, but I promise you once you start hearing about my life all of your apprehensions will melt away.
This blog is called “Citizens of Love.” It mainly refers to the fact that each member of my family of four was born in a different country ;-) But it also means so much more, and that will be revealed as we go on this journey together. This blog will center on my relationship with the love of my life – my husband, my heart, my strength. I will tell you how we met, how we fought to stay together as the world around us tried to keep us apart, and throughout this, I will weave in pieces of our history, and where we were at a particular time in our lives. We have ten years between us. It’s quite an age gap these days, but even more, we have further geographical distances between our pasts. I was born in Korea then immigrated to the U.S. with my family at the age of three. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon then went to medical school in Lyon, France. While he was getting his ear pierced as an act of freedom in France, I was learning how to ride a bicycle in my small suburban town in New Jersey.
We have been married for 9 years. And hopefully by our 10th Anniversary in April, you will be able to fully appreciate what it means to us. This may read like a fairy-tale love affair, and in many ways it is, but every word that I write will be the God’s Honest Truth.
Hoping to entertain, move, and inspire you,
P.S. Looking forward to reading your one sentence life summaries below in the comments section!
P.P.S. If you are new to this blog, go back to number 2 and and work your way up!