Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Lale!

Today is the day. One of my oldest friends in the world (in length of time I have known her, not age) had her first baby. I have been friends with her for 36 years. I grew up in her house. I got in trouble by her parents. I have more memories than I could begin to count with her.
She lives in Istanbul and I have taken my own daughter to see her and spent weeks and weeks on holiday with her. She is such a huge part of Saige's life. Like a second Mom, but a super cool one that lives in Turkey and does work for Oscar de la Rente. It makes me beyond happy and to I feel so lucky to have her in my life. Now, today, she has her very own little baby daughter. It almost feels like part mine, in a tiny, miniscule way. I will make sure I have some part in this very blessed little girls life, just like she does with Saige. I will always be there when she thinks her Mom's being to much. I will remind her Mom of when we were kids, the things we did. I just can't wait.
So Happy Birthday Lale! We are so excited you are here!

6 comments:

Kathy S. said...

Thinking that I would find a wonderful, meaningful, inspirational saying to welcome this little angel into the world, I googled "Turkish Blessings." You guessed it, sites providing numerous prayers for one's pet turkey popped up. So I will keep it simple.

May your days be as peaceful as your nights and may you find joy in the little things around you. Welcome, Lale.

Lula! said...

Lale...what a GORGEOUS name. Congrats, Amy. You are a new aunt!!!

Simple Answer said...

Made me teary eyed. Friends are so awesome!

Amy said...

What an awesome name!

Christy said...

Very pretty name--how awesome that you have a friend in Turkey that you can spend time with like that! Are you going to see the new baby? Wanna take me with you?!

Anonymous said...

oh my! unsentimental me has tears in my eyes. i just read this for first time. lale is so excited to have an aunt like you and saige the cool travel nanny.me too. love.