Family Portraits by Ryan Arbilo

Cecilia Hormachuelos and husband Alberto Camarotto with children Carlo, Angelo and Paolo
Sacile, Province of Pordenone, Italy

I left the Philippines because I wanted to see Italy. I worked as a babysitter for two and a half years then I met my husband in a church in Sacile. While I was praying in front of the tabernacle, talking with God as if I were really face to face with the Lord. At that very moment, I met my darling husband. I really believe that the Lord gave me my husband because I used to keep on saying that if I would ever marry, it would be to a Filipino and never to a foreigner. By God’s grace, my husband is very nice. I never experienced any difficulty in adjusting. He is the one who adjusts for me. That is why I continually thank our Lord.