Family Portraits by Ryan Arbilo

Cristy Garcia and husband Cosmo dell Aquilla with son Aaron dell Aquilla
Padova, Italy

I went to Italy to work, to have a better life, and to escape poverty. I have been in Italy for 12 years before I met my husband. I was a caregiver the time I met him.
I was broken and hurt from my relationship with a Filipino. At first, I could not say what love is. I decided that I would marry an Italian.
I did not experience any difficulty. From the moment we met, my life has been happy. He helped my child to finish studying in the Philippines. He was also the one who helped my child get to Italy.