//Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella

This week we have returned from a once in a life time trip to Italy, with the whole family; and packed our oldest daughter off to college.  I find myself somewhat in shock from both.  It has been something of a culture shock coming back to our small town after seeing the aged beauty in the art and architecture of Rome, Florence and Venice.  I hope to someday return, to soak up more of this beauty, eleven days was not nearly enough. 
  It was a wonderful trip to share with our kids before Jessi flew the coop to start her new “grown up” life.  I feel a trepidation in not being there to protect her; balanced with pride and excitement for her new beginnings.  It helps that she is so ready to be out there on her own that I can just feel her humming with the thrill of it.  Mostly though I just miss her.

By |2016-10-25T16:52:29+00:00August 30th, 2010|Photography|3 Comments


  1. Joanne August 30, 2010 at 11:46 am - Reply

    After a short bit, you will be filled with awe and love as you watch her blossom in this new phase of life. Really, it only hurts for a little while, then you just get so proud a new 'friendship' begins.

    Your pictures of Italy are lovely.

  2. Alice August 31, 2010 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Very nice blog!

  3. Susan September 3, 2010 at 2:53 am - Reply

    Looks like it was wonderful

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