Saturday, September 14, 2013

Willow's New World

We have a very new resident in San Miguel de Allende.  Her name is Willow.

She's 12 years old and has moved from Nashville to spend time with my dear friend
Carolyn and go to school as well as live here.

Thursday night, her Grandma invited a lot of the town to meet Willow, because as she says, "It takes a village".  I so agree.  What a turnout there was of honorary aunts and uncles.  It says a lot about Grandma and how much she is loved as well as how welcoming people are in San Miguel.

Willow has poise beyond her years.  She had never met me, but greeted me at the front door and when I asked if I could photograph her for a possible blog post, she easily posed for this photo in her Grandmother's living room.  What a super young lady.

Willow arrived late Monday night, started school, I think on Wednesday and by Thursday evening already had eight friends at the party.  She is going to be just fine.  I'm thrilled for her.

As people started arriving, and there were LOTS of them, I turned to her and said, "Willow was there ever this big of a party for you in Nashville?"  She smiled the biggest, most beautiful smile and said, "Never".  Can you tell she has already won my heart?  She so reminds me of all my teenage grand kids.

What was so great was Carolyn said to everyone, "Well, IF you want to bring some food or drinks, do so"  There was a veritable feast.  Three tables full!  It was casual, relaxed and such fun.  I didn't know a lot of the people but I did meet a couple that I intend to connect with again.

        Buzz and Duck.  Now with those names how could you not want to get to know hem?                    Cool people from Portland, Oregon. This is the way we roll here in San Miguel.
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Shannon said...

Welcome to Willow! What a nice story!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love this! I don't know the particulars, but how wonderful for Willow to throw open her arms to this experience in her life. I spent my sophomore year of high school at a Mexican school in Guadalajara, and was forever enriched by that year...and that was a long time ago.
The party photo looks like it was a happening place.

Babs said...

Thanks Shannon!

Angelinem - I think foreign travel changes lives forever. My son, at 16 had the opportunity to go to France to a language school. It certainly changed his life forever by opening up the world of travel for him.
Willow will blossom, I think.

Anonymous said...

Blessings Willow on your great big new adventure..from someone who has known you since you were a have always brightened a room now a town..<3

wesley mouch said...

I would be interested in knowing what school she is attending and if it is bilingual. I have an 11 year old and am thinking of relocationg to SMA but her education is problematic Thanks