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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Our Family Fairy Tale

First to give you a little background…

Over 26 years ago we had a beautiful but very tiny set of twins, a 4lb 4oz little girl and a 4lb 9oz little boy. Our very tiny boy was extremely sick, and we were told his chances of living were much lower than our tiny baby girl. But they both were fighters. And almost 5 weeks later we brought them home.

They have continued to be fighters and have overcome any and all obstacles put in their path. Just as their siblings, they are both beautiful and wonderful adults today. Blessed to be their mother I almost burst with pride every time I look at any one of them.

That once 4lb baby boy is now a Sr. Airman in the USAF, and on September 6th, surrounded by his parents, siblings, new in-laws and a few close friends, married his sweetheart of 9 years in Manarola, Italy.

It is almost impossible to put into words the things I have seen, felt (emotionally and physically), experienced, received and given over the past two weeks. So the words will be few because in this case the old phrase "a picture is worth 1000 words" is so very true.

But I will give you a few words and thoughts to go with the pictures…

A new daughter!!!!!
All of my children under the same roof for days
New extended family
Many new friends
Florence
Cinque Terre
Manarola
Germany
Venice
Countless smiles and a great deal of laughter
Tears
Airplanes
Trains
Boats
Taxis
Fantastic food
Treasures to remember our trip
Italian words added to my vocabulary
Lost luggage
Lots of history seen and learned
Seeing new things through the eyes of my adorable granddaughters
New stamps on my passport
And many, many cherished memories

But then again as I said the pictures (in no special order) will do a much better job of helping you understand this chapter of our lives.






















































































































































































































































































Mr. & Mrs Layton,

We love you both and are so happy we were able to spend this family fairy tale with you.