Last weekend was grad weekend, and as I watch as my coworkers and friends on facebook from school post photos of graduation and celebrate with their families, it makes me sad that my family lives far away and doesn't get to come shower me in food and flowers and congratulations.*
And then I got to work this morning I was greeted with balloons and cake from Thorough Bread Bakery (my favorite) and it made my day.
I am so lucky to be surrounded by such thoughtful and wonderful people!
*My mom was confused too. "But I thought you already graduated?" Let me clarify: I completed my degree when I was in England last May. I didn't submit my graduation application until the fall, and they only have one commencement a year, so I was in the program and could have walked but chose not to.