- Meghan MD
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
I’d like to dedicate my first blog to my mom…
I’m writing tonight in what can only be described as “meltdown recovery mode”. It is 9:20 pm and I just finished having a very teary conversation with my mom on Skype. The connection tonight wasn’t perfect, but it was clear enough for us to talk without too much interference or delay. This is pretty amazing when you consider the fact that I called her from my living room in Oakland and she answered from a hotel room in Gaborone, Bostwana. At the ripe old age of 28, I’m a bride who just cried my eyes out because I miss my mommy.
Perhaps it would be wise to back up and tell you a little bit about me, my family, and how I came to find Weddingbee. My name is Meghan and in one year I will marry my best friend, trusted partner, and darling love Joey in what I hope to be an epic celebration with family and friends. But more about that in a minute…
First, I’d like to tell you a little bit about my family and why it is so important that they share in this incredible time of my life called “engagement”. I have one amazing sister who is currently living in Boston with her husband of five years. They not only are talented professionals but they are also newly pregnant. What luck that next year I will be both a blushing bride AND a proud auntie!
My mom and dad (married nearly 40 years, thankyouverymuch) are a nurse pracitioner and physician respectively, and are currently living out every baby boomers’ altruistic dream by relocating to Africa with the United States Peace Corps. They are what you could call… consumate overachievers.
I, being the youngest and wildest member of my clan, live in Oakland, California and work in the exciting world of professional politics. My background is in political fundraising and I am schmoozing my way into creating lasting change for causes I care about. It’s an exciting profession and one that keeps me very, VERY busy! My husband-to-be is also in the industry, and he and I share a mutual interest for all things governmental. Our dinner time conversations usually revolve around Washington or Sacramento’s latest news, and the blogs I normally read are less about cake toppers and floural bouquets and more about filibusters and swift boats. But I digress!
A little over three months ago my sweetie proposed to me one day before my 28th birthday, and in an instant my life took on great new meaning. Not only did we pledge to share our lives together, but I have discovered the glorious and sinfully distracting world of wedding planning. I have found so much joy in thinking about and talking about our upcoming nuptials. I find myself googling everything from “sweetheart necklines” to “aubergine bridal dresses” and it was the latter that led me to this glorious little gem called Weddingbee. I have been delighted by the wonderfully written and perfectly photographed blog posts by all my fellow brides and tonight, it hit me. I could be a bee too!
You see, keeping up with daily journals has never been a forte of mine, but tonight I realized that this could be my ticket to sharing this special experience with the people I love, the majority of whom happen to live thousands of miles away from me. Now I don’t claim to be nearly as entertaining or creative as the Bees, but I do hope that my little contribution can be a way for me to share every single important moment with the kooky people I call my family AND perhaps a few people I don’t even know yet. Genius!
So with that, I will sign off for tonight. Next up… how Buenos Aires, wine, and a dalmatian all contributed to our mad love affair and why international travel must run in the genes…