2021 has had its ups and downs, but we have some things to be thankful for as we look ahead and prepare for 2022. I know that am thankful for all the blessings that the Lord has bestowed upon me and my loved ones. I continue to be grateful for each and every one of you that makes a difference in another person’s life that is less fortunate than you are, and immensely thankful for those that put their lives on the line everyday so that we can enjoy the peace and luxuries offered in North America, and around the world.
For the past two years, we went through the unimaginable that left an enduring mark on our lives where we lost family and friends from all spectrums. We have sacrificed ourselves during the fight against this pandemic but keep hoping that it will get better. Over and over again, what keeps us going as a community is that we are resilient and we have risen above the dark cloudy days that we lived through the worst.
As I appreciate all of you in the UNAA Community, I am specifically thankful for the Community Leaders that have held our various communities together during these tough times. I also would like to thank my fellow UNAA Leaders for the work that they have so far done for our communities since we took office for our successes will be the testament that UNAA continues to flourish and progress for its membership. We love and appreciate your selfless service to our Ugandan Communities.
As we look forward to tomorrow, as we Celebrate Thanksgiving, and have family get togethers, let us not forget that Corvid-19 is still real and the fact that on the rise correlating with the current cold weather. We have received Nationwide stipulations especially for gatherings and travel. Let us do our part and stay healthy and in turn lessen the infection rate this time around.
Therefore, as we slave those stoves preparing those delicious Thanksgiving meals, let us also reach out and share with the ones that may need a meal or let us give to charities such as the ones above.
Yes, there’s still a lot of hard work ahead of us to accomplish and we are working on it, in the meantime, let’s remain thankful that we are alive, and enjoy the fruits of our newfound home the USA and pray for our Motherland Uganda. Remember United we will always Stand as an Immigrant Organization, rising together, bolder, braver, stronger and persevering as we have always done.
Happy Thanksgiving 2021 and May God Bless You all.
Henrietta Nairuba Wamala
President & CEO, UNAA on behalf of the Ugandan North American Association Leadership.