Proud Victorian

Something wonderful happened on the last day of 2017 at Sorrento Pier.
My husband, three daughters and I are spending the hour before nightfall walking along the pier and to keep our 2 year old from jumping off the edge we’re holding her hands tight.
We count to three and swing her as we walk and she giggles every time.
An older man stops us and says “You know, It doesn’t matter where you’re from, we are all the same. What you’re doing with your daughter – 1,2,3 and swing… my parents did with me and now I do the same with my grandkids. We are all the same, it doesn’t matter where you’re from.”
Today, January 10th, marks exactly 30 Years since my parents, my brother and I migrated to Australia from the other side of the world.
Australia welcomed us with open arms and a big heart.
Our parents remind us often to show gratitude and contribute towards the betterment of our communities.
My mum includes Australia and our citizens and our government and the land in her prayers for God to preserve and protect from all harm.
We are reminded often in our household to give back to the community that welcomed us and supported us.
Our parents lead by example and spend so much of their time volunteering to help the most vulnerable members of our community. In fact mum was nominated for a Brimbank Council Australia Day Award in 2016 for her lifetime of service to the community.
We’re feeling blessed to call Australia home and I’m looking forward to a productive year as we work together for the betterment of our communities.
Wishing you and your families a peaceful and prosperous new year.
God bless.

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