Italy. We met in Italy, we courted in Italy - but we both fell deeply in love with Italy before we fell in love with each other. And this brings me to my news that I have been so looking forward to sharing with you - we are returning to Italy. We have always held on to a beautiful dream that maybe - one day - we could move our family to Rome - raise the children among the spiritual relics of an ancient civilization - one that shaped the world and would surely shape theirs. But it was only a month ago that my husband looked me in the eye and asked me quite seriously, "What are we waiting for?" It was at that moment, sitting on the couch in the living room, the girls rolling around in a pool of giggles at our feet that I saw our life changing - forever. It was delightfully terrifying.
So here we are - the movers are scheduled to pack up our little home at the end of the month, the house goes on the market at the beginning of next month and we are off to make camp with my parents while we fulfill numerous Stateside commitments for the next eight months. And of course there are the Visas, finding an apartment in Rome - which we must do before applying for the Visas - and various dramas and excitements that accompany such a life change.
Nectar & Light will be here - I hope to share in words and soft, light-infused images where this journey will take us. We may be there for the rest of our lives - we may come home next year and say "Oh my goodness - wasn't that wonderful!" - whatever shall happen, I know that it will be full of light and love...