Friday, June 18, 2010

Where am I from?



A little story: My dad is from the states and when he was around 20+ he came to Israel and met my mom. They moved to the states where I was born. When I was 4 my sister was born

When I was 6 we moved to Israel. I had to learn a new language meet new family, new people.
When i was 9, my dad moved back to the states, my perents got devorced
While growing up I always missed the states! I missed it so much that I never stoped talking about it and wishing with all my heart to go back there
Only once, as a 11 year old girl I flew there to visit my dad
But finaly when I was 18 I got my big chance and I moved to the stats- to my dad who then lived in vegas- a dream come true!
And believe me- I loved it! I felt so free! that no one knows me, no one looks at me. I can be my self, I can do what ever I want. If I work I'll get payed fairly. I can studdy for free- what more can I ask for?
But after 9/11 many casino dealers in vegas were layed of work, including my dad. People were just scared to fly to the stats so there wasnt inough buisness for all those vegas hotels...
later on he lost his house, car, girlfriend... so when I was 20 I moved back to Israel {pregnent by the way :-)} and I started here in Israel as a single mom until I met my husbend today
And since then, I'm here in israel {7 years have passt}
I miss the states with all my heart! Every day I wish that some day we will all move there! I even calld my kids in names that you can pronounce them in Hebrew and in English as well. See? Im getting them ready for the big move since day one in their lifes.
So what can I say? I wish, I hope that one day we will move there. That my husbend will want to and that we will find the way to do so
And world peace to!

9 comments:

Vicki W said...

I hope that your wish will come true! People who live here often do not understand the truly exceptional place it is. You can be anything you want in the US.

Megan said...

Wow! That's quite a journey. I like learning little bits about the people behind the blogs that I read regularly. Thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

What an interesting life you have lived so far! I do hope that you will eventually be able to return to the states.

Cyndi said...

Carmel, I had no idea that you were born in the U.S.! This synopsis of your life-story up-to-now is very interesting. And if that is what you truly desire, then I hope with all my heart that your wish comes true for you and your family!

XOXO,

Cyndi

tongfengdemao said...

Great squares.

I hope you get to move back here, too. I think only those who have lived, or especially grown up, in another country can see what a great country we are (if they get the chance to see and not that other coountries don have some good points, too).

~Faith
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Laurie said...

I liked hearing your story! I have a feeling that your dream will come true to move to the US. Maybe you can come to Texas and we can meet in person! If you ever need information, feel free to write to me and I can help you!

Ayala Levinger said...

Wow, what a story! Thank you for sharing, Carmel, It is great to get to know you better!

Thea said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I know what it's like living in one country when your heart belongs to another. I was never happy until I returned to live in Australia but you have to plan to make it happen. Good luck!

bubbachenille said...

You are very lucky to have had the experience of living in another country, personally I would be scared to live in Israel...:-)