This time 3 years ago, my now husband and I, were finalising our Civil Partnership – Wedding – and we were on a constant high of emotions. As a result of it, I decided to write a small message for the newspaper (Metro) which was called metro herald at the time. A week later, to my very own surprise, my article was published and in the next days that particular section of the paper was inundated with messages from readers congratulating us. Of course I was delighted.I thought I had a copy of the actual newspaper, but unfortunately I can’t find it to insert it on my blog, but I’d like to share with all of you that writing. It was brief, straight to the point, but very heart felt.
This is what I wrote:
Every morning I read the Metro Herald mailbox on the train on my way to work. Most of the time it's all about complaints about the economy, the politicians or the country in general, so I want to write a positive message to all Irish and non-Irish people.
I came to Ireland 8 years ago when I decided to leave my country, Venezuela, in search for a better life. I arrived in Dublin with no money, but with a bundle of dreams and hopes. I was amazed at the way Irish people embraced me & made me feel welcome. This green & beautiful country gave me the opportunity to fulfil my dreams and hopes not only as gay man, but also as a person. Two years ago I got Irish citizenship so now there's a little bit of green in my blood.
Coming to Ireland has been one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. Now Ireland is my home and Dublin is my house!
This coming 15th of July I'm getting married to a nice, beautiful, great man and I'm very proud to say that He is Irish!
I will invite you all to try to see beyond the problems this country has, and I will assure you that you will see a country full of beauty and nice things!
Needless to say that I’m again on a high one in emotions, this coming 15th of July is our 10th anniversary together and our 3rd year marriage anniversary also. Time flies, but the love is still the same.