I love, love, love this picture of them. He just has the look of pure joy and happiness. They both were laughing really hard. The second highlight was when I grabbed a book I had brought and Dominic squeezed in next to her and they read it together.
My Auntie is one of Dominic's biggest supporters and the two of them definitely have a close and special relationship. I thought I was the one that had a way with words, but she wrote something to me recently about that special time with Dominic. She said, "my heart was so full when he jumped into my lap, and then he let me read a long book to him. Joy, Joy, Joy!!!!" Her heart wasn't the only one that was joyful and full that day :) I think Dominic misses his "great-Auntie" already. Since we've been back home, he has told me a few times, "Aunt Penny in Virginia!" What a blessing she is to our entire family - we are not bonded by blood, but by love!