Christmas 1980's

Nonna was like a rose, strong but delicate, firm but understanding, she had a gentle soul and a strong faith, and she had always been beautiful.

On my twenty first birthday, back in 1998, she gave me a stack of books, money, and family photos we put together, with such care and love, her story unfolded in those photo’s, this beautiful Italian beauty who knew pain but spoke and lived so deeply of…