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Moms (and Dads)

You've seen LOTS of photos of Federico's parents and brothers. It was such a pleasure to spent time with them over the holidays. I wasn't sure what our role would be, and wanted to give Federico plenty of time and space to enjoy his family's visit. As always, they are completely generous in sharing their wonderful son with us, and including us in everything. It felt like one big, happy Italian family! Lea speaks about as much English as I speak Italian, so we were able to communicate pretty well, and do some "Mom bonding".


Brad and Massimo need more translation help, but both promised to improve their second language skills before the next time we meet!

I gave Lea one of my favorite children's books as a stocking stuffer: I Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw. We both cried when I read her (and her three boys) the story.


Federico is well-loved by ALL his parents!



Here are a couple more of my favorite recent "Mom photos":



Comments (4)


Oh Palma, that is my favorite children's book. I cry every time that I read it! Exchange families are very special. No doubt that you will have a lasting bond. Last night Joe and I visited with the parents of our first exchange student (1996)who are visiting her in the U.S. Gabby & Norbert are very special friends!

Barb Cabot:

Wonderful international family

Lisa Baskin:

You are such a lucky girl!


Oh, Palma, I can't even get through that book! I love that you have added to your family :).

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