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You Are My Sunrise

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

I didn't sleep last night because I was thinking of you daddy, and how you impacted my life. Since I was a little girl we held a bond that until recently I didn't realize how much of a bond we had. Through everything your smile and love always got us through.

Since you left us seven years ago today, I've haven't felt you near me more than I have these past seven weeks in Stresa. Whether it was a door opening, a plant popping up, or the dreams I've had of you, all have impacted me more than I can express. I am proud of what I did for you and mom but more grateful of what you and mom did for me and Enzo.

I cherish the memories we have as the total "Gentile" family. Our times around your kitchen table, at the cabin, or in your garden was loved by everyone. There never wasn't a party that we didn't all have fun. I am thankful for the times Gianni and I took you and mom to Australia, Florida, New York and Montreal to see your Ferrari's race. As I reflect back to those trips and remember the awe in your eyes when we visited all these places, my heart smiles and is full.

Now your motherland has stolen my heart! It's my goal to get back to your and mom's roots to ensure your grandkids and great grandkids get to experience the culture and heritage that Italy has to offer. I will expand my blog to have a travel and Italy section, so as I get re-acquainted with our history, I will post so the kids have something to look back on.

Mindful moments come in so many places and today, seven years since you have been gone, I got up early to watch the sunrise. Something the two of us did in Australia, many years ago. This time however, you were my sunrise and I felt your warmth, hug and smile as you came up. Today, like always you have filled my heart with love but mostly HOPE that tomorrow, like everyday, you are near me. Ti amo papà e me manchi tanto. Ti mando baci da Stresa.

Video of Sunrise in Stresa, June 17, 2022

Unbelievable photos of the sunrise


Beautiful tribute to your daddy honey. I am sure he is smiling down on you. ❤️

Maria Scuor
Maria Scuor
Jun 17, 2022
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Thank you ♥️

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