A Syrian Refugee’s American Dream
One Syrian Refugee Family. One American Family. One Cookie Business.
I’m thankful for so many things this year, one of which is that my friends, the Gs, were able to get safely out of Syria.
Yet now they are here, in a country that will soon be run by a man who automatically views them with suspicion. Who would insist that they be registered.
They are afraid. And I don’t blame them. I’m afraid for them.
But they are also determined to make the most of this opportunity. Their determination overrides their fear. And that is why I will do everything in my power to help them, including asking friends and strangers for money to support this Syrian refugee’s American dream of starting a cookie business.
These cookies will not only help the family gain financial security, but will help the American people gain a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the sweetness, dedication, and pride of the Syrian people.
This is not my usual long, musing post. I’m asking for your help, either spreading the word or investing in this business (and dream).
Let’s show the Gs that we are all thankful that they escaped the war, and grateful for the culinary gift they want to share with their new American community. Lord knows what we’ve been showing them, and families like them, in these post-election days. The graffiti, the violence, the verbal assaults. This is one way to counter that ugly noise. I, for one, think love can be louder.
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