I had almost forgotten about this day. Last week someone we met mentioned it to us. I remembered it again today as I went through thousands of photographs trying to find photos of my Grandfather for a slideshow my aunt is putting together. So you may be seeing some oldies but goodies for a while. ;)
These were taken in October of 2006. It was the day that Flavio FINALLY got his citizenship. (I say FINALLY because I was the one to push and push and push until he got it done. Sheesh, at least no one can say that he married me just to become a citizen.) Anyway, for some reason it was just him and me with the kids. They don't let you sit with your family that is getting the citizenship, so Flavio had Jothan and I had Emms. It was HORRIBLE. BOTH children SCREAMED all. the. way. through. the. ceremony. NOT kidding. I had people SHHhhhhing me. BELIEVE ME, I would have gladly left, had I not spent countless hours and money waiting for this day.
I had just gotten into photography...these photos are so blah. I wish I even had a photograph of Flavio by himself. I remember requesting such, but he was so worn out with the kids as was I that we just didn't do it. I remember wanting my children there for that moment SO badly...and they could have cared less.
Looking back these photos mean so much to me. My husband looks so young, it was not that long ago. Maybe a year and a half only? Why does my Emm seem so grown up to me now? Looking at these three people, my heart is full. I feel like the richest person on the planet. I'll take the tantrums, the fighting, the sleepless nights, the worn out frazzled days. Just to know that I GET TO HAVE THEM FOREVER.