Sunday, July 18, 2010


Feeling much better for any number of reasons. Will try to sort through them later. In the meantime, here is a recent pic posted on Facebook from my daughter's stay in Napoli, where she is having the most amazing, life-changing experience. Her host family has been very welcoming to her, she has felt very comfortable among them, even though they speak very little English and she speaks very little Italian. Her host mother blew me a kiss when my girl and I were on the phone this morning, and I sent her back a hug through my wonderful daughter. I so appreciate the experience they have facilitated for my child. Tomorrow is her last day in San Sebastiano. On Tuesday the group moves to Northern Italy for the culinary school portion of the trip. My daughter says they will all be crying when they leave, they have all had such a magical time in this small Italian town. This, of course, is one of the things that makes me happy today. My husband and I are off to the movies and then dinner, so will share more later. 

The young lady in the center was turning 18.
My girl is in the other black dress with the smile full of light.


  1. Glad to see your daughter so happy and lovely, and glad to see your background of warm colors return :)

  2. ellen, i knew i was feeling better when the page began to look just...dour. thanks!

  3. I think life-changing is the operative word here... what an incredible opportunity this was for her. And yes, she definitely lights up the room! (I pity her poor father trying to keep the pesky boys away just a little longer....)

    Glad to hear you're feeling good too... bask in that feeling!

  4. Just such joy and pride here.
    Isn't it amazing to sit back and know how your love grows!