So happy to hear from you. Thanks for the good wishes. We are SOOO excited. Tolga does indeed leave for Ankara on the 18th. Amazing to know we are so close. He has been spending a lot of time with his friends and family. His sister has even written Tolga and I a beautiful letter, and although she is really excited and happy for us, she is just beside herself. They have been joined at the hip their whole lives. And it breaks my heart that they will never live together again. All of these preparations for the future have us churning in anticipation. When I call the house, his mother does her best to speak english to me, and I speak my best butchered Turkish. It's so great to see that the whole family is so supportive. My family has even attempted a crack at communication with my Turk family. It's all such a beautiful thing.
As for the wedding, we have been in full planning. I have my dress, my daughter has her dress, and so do my bridesmaids. Tolga will find what he needs when he gets here as we're having a period wedding. Very unique and something I've never seen before. OH...and my family is all coming from Canada and Indonesia! YAYYYYY!!!!
So looks like Tolga will be here in a couple weeks, and we've decided to wait a couple months for the wedding, so that my family can all make plans to attend and he can get to know my friends and family before the big day. We don't want to rush it. We want to enjoy every minute.
We actually have the first couple weeks planned out. Family time, cooking dinners and just normal life. AND...of course teaching a Turk to drive in America. What a novel idea! lol
Hope you're all doing well. Can't wait to hear all your updates.
Lots of love!!!
Re: Notice from the AmeriTurks
Since your Nisanim's interview date is approaching, please make a daily note to remind us all of how many days till his interview.
Isn't his interview 8 days from today? Anyway, I think bahachell might have that world pic of the apple map and if I recall, that has "8 days till our interview" on it. Wonder if you can borrow that for yours too!
Ky and I very happy for you two!