During this celebratory time of year as we gather with family, as we welcome friends back, or travel to be with those we love, home can hold special meaning. For many us here at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes, home is a place to be comfortable, a setting to be oneself, a space to come as you are. This holiday season, we hope you enjoy time at home. Below, our own Adrienne Allen ’04, shares her story of home.
Winter’s faint sun is setting on 2017. I gleefully welcomed our first snowfall this December and with it, the countdown to Christmas and New Year festivities. What’s special about this holiday season, though, is that it concludes my first full year back in my hometown, Alexandria, Virginia. It’s one thing to sing, “There’s no place like home for the holidays…” and it’s another thing entirely to shift the emphasis, to sing, “There’s no place like home…”. What does home mean to me, and why is it so special to live in Alexandria all year and not just for a brief holiday hustle?