Suddenly. Already. Like any single event you plan for months, it’s over too soon.
Our five-year-old daughter Lulu had been talking with Sophia pretty regularly on Skype, but only when I saw them again together playing like no time had lapsed, did it hit me how much time actually had come between these play dates and their last.
It’s been two years!
We walked hand-in-hand around Arezzo’s cobbled streets.
Visited Arezzo’s famous “Magic Tree!”
We even braved the sweltering heat and teeming crowds and took the train to Florence for the day.
I wish I could find a way to have the adventures of living in Italy – without having to live so far away from my family.
So, as the girls hugged goodbye yesterday in front of our house, we promised we won’t wait another two years before we see each other again.
I love my Italian friends dearly, but I miss my American family.
Til next time, where are you in relation to your relations? Close by geographically and emotionally? Or worlds apart? I’d invite you to share!