Goodbyes are hard. This past year has been a special one for us for several reasons, but one of those is because of this sweet friend who in many ways feels like one of our family. From teaching us Turkish, henna, recipes, watching Zeke while we take lessons, babysitting to being one of our close friends, she’s shared some of our best and some of the most normal of days. We are sad to say goodbye, but know it’s the beginning of a new friendship with not only her but her family now, although miles apart. So thankful to God for the gift of Sönmez and the joy of being able to live life closely together this past year.

Goodbyes are hard. This past year has been a special one for us for several reasons, but one of those is because of this sweet friend who in many ways feels like one of our family. From teaching us Turkish, henna, recipes, watching Zeke while we take lessons, babysitting to being one of our close friends, she's shared some of our best and some of the most normal of days. We are sad to say goodbye, but know it's the beginning of a new friendship with not only her but her family now, although miles apart.
So thankful to God for the gift of Sönmez and the joy of being able to live life closely together this past year.

Sönmez graduates tomorrow and her family is staying with us for a few days; it’s been really cool to get to know her family and to be able to celebrate together. Her mom brought half her kitchen with her(already made food, vegetables, spices, homemade oils etc) and is eager to cook for all of us; a first for us as we’re normally the ones who cook for our guests. Hatay is known for their amazing food and her mom is ready to show us just how good it is

Sönmez graduates tomorrow and her family is staying with us for a few days; it's been really cool to get to know her family and to be able to celebrate together. 
Her mom brought half her kitchen with her(already made food, vegetables, spices, homemade oils etc) and is eager to cook for all of us; a first for us as we're normally the ones who cook for our guests. Hatay is known for their amazing food and her mom is ready to show us just how good it is