Nine days before my son's wedding a dear member of our family passed away. Doña Luza was my brother's mother-in-law. My husband and I knew her from childhood since her family and ours lived in the same neighborhood. An amazing woman with a great sense of humor and a big heart, Doña Luza enjoyed her retirement years in Atlanta doting on her sprawling clan and surrounded by family and friends. I saw her each time I came to visit my parents and she always greeted me with so much enthusiasm and joy. She raised four beautiful daughters who were her pride and joy and she adored her nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandkids. She will be greatly missed and will always be in my heart.
A week ago my son Pablo and his lovely bride Ann were married in a beautiful ceremony. I'm thankful to my three brothers and my husband’s brothers for traveling to Arizona for this very special occasion. It meant the world to my son to have all his uncles together for the very first time in his life.
Five days ago, my family was blessed with the arrival of a brand new grand-nephew. This is great-grandchild number 18 for my mom. Here's my brother Miguel holding his fifth grandchild, just a few hours old. Welcome to the world, Dominic Michael!