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.