I’ve known Eliko for nearly 15 years. She is one of my dearest, dearest friends. She was my maid of honor, actually. I have always admired her intelligence, her style, her loyalty, her warmth.
I remember about 12 years ago, when I wasn’t yet married to my hubby (we were just moving from the friendship stage to the flirting stage), we were in line to see a movie and I was telling him about my day and how I had hung out with Eliko. I started telling David, “Oh! Eliko is just so gorgeous. She is super smart. She is a great listener. She is so sweet with her kindergarden students, they all love her. She is trilingual, you know. She is truly a treasured friend.” David then turned to me and said, “Can you introduce me to her?” I’m pretty sure I glared at him.
And here are Eliko and Peter now. Awaiting the arrival of their little bebe. Both wondering if he or she will be have mama’s nose or papa’s toes. Or mama’s sense of independence or papa’s artistic flair.
And I couldn’t be any happier for my gorgeous friend who is truly glowing, like she always has.