February 13, 2010
As I watched the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, I was overcome with pride that I am a Canadian. For a moment, it made me wish my strategically placed tattoo of the Canadian Flag were in a place where everyone could see it.
I moved to Canada when I was 3 years old. My father worked for the NCR Company and with each promotion, throughout his 30 year career, we moved to a new city. I have lived in:
I love Canada. I love butter tarts, ketchup flavored potato chips, Red Rose tea, and gravy on my french fries. I am happy that my son is also a Canadian citizen. Even after 18 years in Los Angeles, Canada is my home, and always will be.
I am thrilled that the world is getting a chance to see how great Canada is, how wonderful her people are, and the beauty of Vancouver and the surrounding areas.
Good luck to all the athletes. May God keep you safe, and my prayers and support to the Olympic team of Georgia.
To all those competing, take a deep breath, give it your all, savor the moment, and keep the faith!