1/11/2023 Save the Date 40th Reunion
Dear Fellow Classmates of Whitman 1983,
Our 40th Reunion is upon us!
Anne Beyersdorfer, Lindsay Youker and I have started to set things up. Anyone that wants to help, please reach out to an
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It's hard to think of how I define myself at this stage in life. I've be blessed to have experienced so much but feel like there is so much left to do and see.
I have spent more of my life, as a wife and partner to my husband, Chris, than I spent as a child of my parents or as a single adult combined. That's almost scary to admit, but he's been the biggest, most central figure in all that has come since we first met, over 26 years ago.
We shared our love of water and sailing early on in our days in Galesville, MD, moved to upstate New York for Chris to attend Syracuse University. Bought our first house there, loved it and each other in those early years of marriage and struggled to find our way financially and personally. We also struggled to have children and adopted our son, Christopher through The Gladney Center in 2001. I enjoyed my career, but wanted to take in motherhood completely, and quit working when Christopher was born. I found various ways to fill my adult self during those early motherhood years and had fun exploring interests that I had not yet had time to delve into.
As our families aged, and our trips to the DC area became more frequent and more necessary, we realized we were both longing for a more geographically and physically close connection with family and made the move back to the mid-Atlantic area in 2009. While we considered (for half a second) relocating to DC Metro, Chris' job in medical sales afforded us the opportunity to live in a less congested area and take a slower approach to life.
We settled into a rural county in Virginia where we could raise animals, grow our own food, have some breathing room from neighbors but enjoy a small close knit community.
Chris, Christopher and I are grateful for the opportunity his career has given us to enjoy the financial rewards of being a medical distributor, and the flexibility to live life at a slower more deliberate pace.
I love to travel, read, garden, sew (mostly things for my home such as drapes, slip covers and such), volunteer for various organizations in our community and church and especially spend time with my family.
Over the years, I've learned to never say never...There is much I have done in my life I said or thought I would NEVER do. Home schooling our son is one that comes to mind, as well as cliff jumping in Jamaica.
You really can teach an old dog new tricks...
My goal for the next 50...To keep loving always, learning at all times, growing personally and challenging myself so that I remember to live in today, not predict tomorrow (too much), be thankful for yesterday and praise God for it all.
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