Category Archives: DC

L’Anello (The Ring)

(2010) I took another long run that morning, followed by a long shower.  I was desperate to clear my head, but I was consumed by anger and fear.  I felt like I was hitting my head against a wall.  I … Continue reading

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Le Lacrime (Tears)

(2010) I soaked my pillow with my tears that night.  Though worried that I would tip off the Fiori’s to what was happening, I could not contain the fountain of emotions that were streaming from my eyes.  Anger, frustration, hurt, … Continue reading

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Il Viaggio (The Journey)

(2010) As the day of my departure drew near, I was attacked by a sudden case of nerves. What would happen when Mario and I saw each other again?  What if it wasn’t the same?  How was I going to … Continue reading

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A Distanza (At a Distance)

(2010) As the days slowly passed, we tried to get a handle on everything.  While we had the venue for the actual ceremony, there was still so much to plan.  The site for the reception, food, flowers…and it all needed … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia

(2010) Planning a wedding is difficult.  And overwhelming.  Planning a wedding when your mother is on the other side of the country and your fiancé is on the other side of the ocean is almost beyond comprehension. Seriously.

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La Data (The Date)

(2010) Once the dress was ordered, everything else started to fall into place.  After consulting with the leaders of our church in both the US and in Italy we decided that we would have the temple ceremony first, in Washington … Continue reading

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Curiosa (Curious)

(2010) I couldn’t help but be curious as to what Mario was going to say when I told him I had actually bought a dress.  He knew I had gone shopping, but neither of us had expected that I would … Continue reading

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