...after a few years I was going through some old papers my mom had kept from when I was little and found her phone number... I called the number and the person who picked up the phone told me she no longer lived in that house... I was sad... He, however, happened to be Mari's uncle and gave me a current phone number... I called that number, we found each other again, and the rest is history....
Marianna now lives in Spain with her husband Placido, however we have managed to stay in touch and we love each other just as much as we did when we were 3!
She happens to be Isabella's aunt (Olivia's BFF), so we're always in the loop of each other's lives... AND I think it's so cute to see my daughter and her niece repeating history! ha ha!
Happy Birthday Mari!!!