Leon became a British citizen on Friday. I’m so proud to now be the wife and mother of two Brits. Maybe I’m a nerd, but I think it’s pretty cool to have dual citizenship. Maybe the novelty of it will wear off after a while, but I’m enjoying it for now.
We had to attend a ceremony where Leon would swear allegiance to the Queen. There were 11 others swearing or affirming their allegiance right along with Leon.
Once everyone made their oath of allegiance, they had to sign the register, making their naturalised citizenship official. Leon then received a certificate of naturalisation. He’s a British citizen!
After all of that formal business, a rendition of the national anthem was played. Let me just say that it was the worst rendition of “God Save the Queen” that I have ever heard. It was a recording… not surprising… and no one sang. If anyone was singing, it was under their breath as if they were embarrassed to be caught singing. Having just come from the Olympics where British loyalty was running high, it was a bit of a let-down!
Having dual citizenship in the US and the UK is nice from an earthly perspective. What about from a heavenly one? Where is our citizenship really? As followers of Christ, we are citizens of heaven and heirs with Christ! It doesn’t get better than that, does it??
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Romans 8:16-17