Monast Law Office - September 2019

Workers’ COMPanion

LAW OFFICE MONAST

SEPTEMBER 2019

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EXPLORING THE VATICAN

PART 2 OF THE SAMS’ ITALIAN ADVENTURES

murals. And when I looked up at the ceiling, I saw solid gold molding. Looking at the pictures now, I still can’t believe I was there!

Salve!

This isWilma again, here to share a little bit more about my journey to Italy.

I can’t capture our time in Italy in words alone. Between the food, the architecture, and the culture, it was like nothing I’ve ever experienced in my life. Italy is an ancient country; the United States is just a baby by comparison! Visiting Italy was like walking into another world and another time. It was such a blessing to be able to take a trip like this. I know it meant the world to Joe, and I loved sharing the once-in-a-lifetime experience with him. We’ll probably never go back to Italy, and that’s what makes this trip so special. We finally realized a dreamwe’ve shared for years. Exploring Italy reminded me how special life is. We’re only here for a short while, so it’s important to think about our dreams and cross items off your bucket list. If you’ve ever wanted to visit Italy, I can’t recommend it enough, but traveling to another country isn’t the only way to embrace life. There are many opportunities to find great adventures and experience something new. And if you can share those adventures with the person you love, that’s even better! Whatever you have on your bucket list, I encourage you to start checking things off. Wherever you end up, I promise you’ll make memories you’ll never forget.

My husband had been wanting to visit Italy for a long time, and this was an opportunity for him to connect with his ancestor’s roots. It was a little overwhelming at times — the language barrier posed a bit of a problem— but Joe absorbed every moment of our trip. Last month, I talked about how I fell in love with Tuscany. That area was breathtaking, but not even the beauty of the vineyards could compete with what was truly my favorite part of the trip: the Vatican. Just walking through the doors sent chills down my whole body. My husband is Catholic, so this

part of our trip was very emotional for him. While I’m not Catholic myself, I could still feel the magnitude of where we were. It was amazing to knowwe were standing in the same building as the Pope. There was an electricity in the atmosphere, and every inch of the Vatican was visually stunning. We saw the most delicately sculptured statues and intricately painted

And if you can go to Italy, by all means, go to Italy!

–Wilma Sams

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