besides photos, sylvia also sent me something very special:
3 videos of my nephew saying my name for the first time!
he used to say "oh-ah" instead of "simona" for many months. i can't even count the times i have watched the videos over and over, especially the one where he jumps up and down out of excitement over pronouncing it correctly, applauds himself, and blows me a kiss!
(while i wrote this i watched it another 3 or 4 times... i'm telling you – i've got a serious crush on that little boy, haha!)