Çiğdem stood shy at the fence the day she asked to use our garden for the party. That also was back when none of us thought we would be here. She claimed Orkun wanted it, because (she said he said) we are grandma and grandpa to him. Now that our travel is delayed, she rejoices and tells us that at the Friday night gathering the grandparents dance a blessing on the boy. She says we must take that part, too, along with the grandparents’ place at the feast table during the ceremony.
|Halil's wife Gul with our granddaughter Lia|