My American story started whenI made the decision at 10 years old reunite with my mother in the USA. I was asked if I was ready to cross the river. I was not afraid. After I crossed, I changed into dry clothes behind a corner store. Fireworks were popping and lighting the night sky. It was on 4th of July - America's Independence Day. I was being welcomed by the universe even though some people would like to think I should have done it "the right way."