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Feeling somewhat reflective this morning.

Cindy and I took a three month honeymoon traveling around the world heading west. What a wonderful way to start our married life! During this trip we stopped and visited her relatives in Italy. Her Nona had come from a town just north of Genoa. It was so much fun to reconnect with the relatives.

When we got home from our honeymoon, Cindy went to work for United Airlines. We had so much fun traveling far and wide courtesy of her flight passes. During this time Cindy took her mom to meet the relatives in Italy. Her mother got to meet her aunt and her cousins for the very first time.

Some years later, Cindy and her sister made the same trip and stayed with the relatives. A couple of years ago, Cindy’s sister took some of her children to meet the relatives.

This summer, my sister-in-law is going to take my daughter to Italy to meet the relatives. I just saw the reservation this morning. They will be gone for nearly a month. Seeing that brought on a flood of memories and emotions. I’m so glad that my daughter gets to do that trip. I’m so grateful that I have such kind, loving and generous in-laws. Cindy would be so happy. And I can only imagine how emotional it will be for all parties concerned when my daughter first meets the relatives.

La vita è bella

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Comment by GracieM2012 on April 4, 2015 at 6:04pm

It's awesome that your daughter gets to have that trip.  I know also it must be hard for you.  My daughter was born in Italy and I always wanted to take her back and see where she was born.  Now that Tom is gone, and she is older and a mother, that will probably never happen.  I'm happy for you and for your daughter that she gets that experience.

Comment by Patience (Diane) on March 22, 2015 at 12:55pm
What a wonderful trip that will be for your daughter!
Comment by Joyce on March 19, 2015 at 9:30am

That's wonderful that your sister-in-law is doing that for daughter.   So many of us lose our in-laws, it's so nice that your in-laws keep in touch.  Your daughter will cherish the trip.  I'm sure the memories are hard for you.  Sending hugs

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