EVERYBODY came from somewhere! Whether you are the first or 19th generation immigrant you are the foundation of this great country. You are an entrepreneur, a student, and a rebel! You built the bridges, the highways and the skyscrapers. You are the creative and powerful force behind the success of this nation. Be proud of who you are.
First Generation Immigrant
Both my husband and I immigrated to the US as young adults pursuing “The American Dream.” While my husband fled religious persecution, I was in pursuit of a higher education. And we worked hard, really hard. As we moved through our goals, “The Dream” grew, evolved and finally morphed into a middle class nightmare. We found ourselves broke and broken.
The debt shrunk sluggishly, we worked and paid, worked and paid; the future with no debt was a distant goal we could no longer visualize. For the first time in our married life we ran out of encouraging words for each other. We were missing something very fundamental, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.