This 4th of July is especially special because its the first we celebrate as citizens of this wonderful country. We have such mixed backgrounds - we are both ethnic indian but were raised in different continents and now call the US our home. This country has given us a lot in the last (almost) 13 years. To begin with our college educations, significant others, jobs, a comfortable home, life long friends and most importantly our FREEDOM(which we take for granted sometimes). As a minority woman I have never felt so free anywhere in the world - even in my native and old resident countries. So for all the above I am grateful and PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! Happy 4th y'all :). We celebrated it in true American style - BBQ with friends (in our case vegetairan ofcourse) and a Baseball game.