Thursday, March 22, 2007

God Bless This Great Country! Yoana became a US Citizen Today!

Today was a great day; Yoana was sworn in as a United States Citizen along with 1525 other people. It was amazing to see how emotional and excited these people were. I think as a native born American it is easy to take for granted the incredible liberties and freedoms that this country offers. Alot of these people from other countries appreciate the liberties of this country because life in their countries is often very, very VERY DIFFICULT! It was incredibly touching to see my wife and all the other people become US citizens. I was so happy that I was able to support my wife on such an important and monumental occasion. Seeing this ceremony made me realize how awesome this country is and how awesome freedom is. We are so blessed to live in this country and for those of you who have traveled oversees, you can relate. As fun as it is to visit foreign countries, it is always so nice and comforting to return to the United States.

Thank you God for this country. May You continue to bless and protect this country!

Thursday Training:

A-1 Snatches
24kg 6 sets x 10 reps (left hand only)

B-1 Double KB Dynamic Lunges
2x20kg 5 sets x 5/5

C-1 Jump Rope
3 x 1 min


A-1 Clean + Squat + Press
20kg 10 sets x 6 reps (left arm only)


A.J. said...

Congratulations, to the both of you. You're right about how easy it is to be complacent about what we as natural-born citizens have been given.

The Training Room said...

That's Fantastic

Royce said...

Very very cool. Congratulations to both ya'll!!

Mark Reifkind said...

Congrats to you both, that is fantastic. This country is the not only the greatest country in the world but the IDEA of America, where the individual is key and freedom for the individual is paramount is perhaps the most revolutionary idea in history.
ANd people who choose to come here understand this so much more , it seems, than so many who have been given this from birth.

congrats again!

Geoff Neupert said...

Congratulations! You both must be very proud. I grew up overseas and have travelled all over Europe. The US is indeed the greatest country in the world and I feel extremely fortunate to have been born a US citizen. The freedoms and rights we experience here are unparalleled.

Franz Snideman said...

Thank you to everyone for your kinds words. You are right, this country is the best country in the world. Yoana and I are very excited and proud to call her an AMERICAN!

Pete Diaz, RKC said...

Many congratulations to Yoana! I know that you are very proud of this amazing accomplishment. I doubt that many natural born citizens could pass the citizenship test. It is easy to take for granted what countless persons around the world dream intensely about. I can only imagine the pride in the Snideman household. Again, many congratulations!

Joefitness said...

Awesome! Very happy for you both

Franz Snideman said...

Thank you Pete and Joe. I am proud of her for sure :)