We returned to Ascoli Satriano, paid for parking like the day before, and made our way towards City Hall. The locals in the piazza were playing it cool but we could tell they were surprised to see us again.
When we learned that Jonas had been recognized as an Italian citizen, we were on cloud nine. Our thoughts quickly shifted to securing his Italian passport. We’ll need proof of EU citizenship to stay in France legally as our French residence permits are set to expire at the beginning of November!
“Sicilia was so good to us. We wanted to get a feel for the island through the landscape, architecture, monuments, cuisine, and the people and I think we did just that during our 5-day trip.”
“As soon as I tasted the crispy dough and sweet ricotta cream, I had a Proustian moment and was transported to the island of Sicily, which we visited as a family in 2017.”
“It seems like yesterday that Jonas and I were gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes and saying ‘I do’ in front of family and friends in Sonoma. This past weekend, we celebrated our 17-year anniversary with a bike ride on the banks of the Seine, along with our two sweet and delightfully mischievous children.”
“This Easter, while in confinement, I felt like I wanted to do something special for Rhône and Rocky – something that might take our minds off the fact that we are in our small Paris apartment 23 hours a day instead of outside smelling flowers, running free and soaking up the sunshine on a warm spring day.”
“We agreed that when it was time for me to leave, we’d say our final goodbyes. I could tell she was worried about me. I said, ‘It’s okay, Mom. I’ve prepared myself for this.’”
“When my body won’t hold me anymore
And it finally
Lets me free
Will I be ready?”
“I called my brother and sister to get their take on the situation and we all agreed it was a good idea to gather and support our parents ASAP. I booked a plane ticket and 36 hours later, I was on my way to the motherland.”
“Our last trip to the US was cra-zay. I barely even have the energy to tell the story.”