Gifts from Canada!

August 29, 2010 at 20:37 | Posted in Family | 1 Comment

In one of my previous posts, I have mentioned that my family had the privilege of meeting and spend three days with our relatives from Canada.
They are my dad’s cousins, born to my paternal grandfather’s sister, who emigrated to Canada like many Italians did in the 1940’s. She is now 86 years old and wasn’t feeling like coming along with her children, as the trip would have been too long. Even though we would have loved to have her here (especially my grandma, as she was her maid of honor), we are constantly keeping dear Aunt Maria in our prayers.

It was their very fisrt time here in Italy, and we were all absolutely thrilled to meet them for the very first time. Even though we had only three days together, it feels wonderful to know that we have family in Canada and it was also very neat to finally put a “person” to the faces we got to see only in pictures! Not to mention that we cannot wait for the Lord to select a perfect time for a trip to Canada…

There were 8 of them total, and I got to be the official family “translator”! We took them to various places in our area, and they were all so intrigued to see everything from ancient Roman ruins to vineyards, farms, beaches, mountains, and so on. My uncle took hundreds of pictures and I hope to be able to post some very soon!

They were so amazing and even brought small all-Canadian gifts for us… below is a picture:

They treated us with a pancake mix, maple coffee, maple tea, maple fudge, maple candies, maple lip balm and a moose mug!
Not shown in the picture are two pais of beautifully crafted earrings from a genuine Inuit store, a maple leaf necklace, maple soap and tea towels.

Oh, how I sorely miss them! Thankfully, modern means of communication make it very easy to keep in touch!

Thank you soooo much, Johnny and Dina: you are such a blessing to our family and it truly was an honour getting to meet you!

Proverbs, 17:8 “A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.”


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  1. Hello Alice! I look forward to responding to your dear email soon but just wanted to tell you how much I have been enjoying your occasional blog updates! I love your blog design and enjoy your posts. It was lovely to see a picture of you as well so I know who I am writing to! You are very pretty. 🙂 I hope to write soon and look forward to reading future posts.

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