Maggie Orquidea (Orqui) Garcia-Schubert was born in Cuba, but at age four, immigrated to the United States. This is her story, a story like that of so many other Cuban immigrants who left behind entire lives to live in a land of freedom and liberty. After arriving in the United States, her father joined the U.S. Army and she lived in various states and abroad until she was a teen and her father retired. The family moved to Miami, where she grew up and lived a life straddling the fence between her American reality and her Cuban roots. She and her husband, Nick, recently moved to North Carolina and together they have three incredible sons, Todd, Raymond, and Ryan and six amazing grandchildren. She sings lullabies and other children’s songs to her grandchildren in Spanish so that they too know Cuba.