A William and Mary Reunion
The day certainly reminded me of the first time I visited the College of William and Mary. It was gray and dreary but the beauty of this place shone through for me as it always did at my alma mater.
For some reason I always love coming back to The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville, Virginia. My husband Martin is always puzzled as he's not so impressed, but for me it's quiet and serene and I am very fond of my meals there. So this is where I decided to celebrate my 40th birthday (my second party!) and it also turned out to be a mini William and Mary reunion.
As I was planning for this celebration I was taken back to memories of my college days, early adulthood, and up to present day. I realized that the good friendships that were formed early in life become even more meaningful as we get older.
At first I had no intention of celebrating my 40th because I thought that turning 40 didn't matter. I had thought of spending it quietly with my family at home but I later came to realize that spending time with good friends does matter and so I had a change of heart. I began planning the event and became increasingly excited to see my good friends and William and Mary family.
Though our time together that afternoon was short and seemingly as fleeting as our time was at the College, it meant the world to me to spend a beautiful afternoon with my William and Mary family. I was truly grateful and blessed.