Wishes do come true…

16 January 2009 at 3:52 pm 1 comment

A brief review

I started this blog on April 13, 2008, with a post about lists of dreams and goals, followed by a post about stress and priorities and creativity. For various reasons, my personal website has been put on hold, so I had high hopes for finally having a place not only to write, but to start to collect all of my freelance work in one place. 

And then, I found out I was pregnant. There were no complications, just exhaustion, and it was all I could do to keep up with work, telling family (that’s a story in itself) and planning a wedding, which turned into an elopement.

My husband moved his furniture down three steep flights of stairs (out of his amazing loft that was sadly not baby-friendly whatsoever) and up one flight into our darling apartment. It was June and then July, and I couldn’t help as he sweat through it all (without complaining once!). 

I worked, getting ready for the new season of attractions in addition to the other events and programs I market for a local arts non-profit (and slowly started to prepare materials for maternity leave – it was like working two jobs at the end!). We traveled, shooting a wedding I booked before learning I was pregnant, and then again to stand up in a wedding, and then again for my dad’s Army wedding before getting shipped off to Iraq. Did I mention all of these weddings were in Michigan, and I live in Central Virginia? Needless to say, the last few months have been full of learning and relearning what it means to slow down and what it means to love. 

And now: 

I turn 27 tomorrow.  I will probably spend the day in my pajamas, cozied up next to my hubby as we fall even more in love with our New Year’s Eve baby girl (whose birth is yet another story to be told). She’s perfect, truly and utterly beautiful. Momma and Papa are exhausted, clumsy, but most of all, smitten.

 Sofia, 13 Days


The lists, revisited

My first post here talked about living life to its fullest, about putting a voice to our wishes and then revisiting them from time to time. There are new things on my list: ‘make our purple house a home,’ ‘revive the indoor garden’ (it suffered during my hospital stay), and ‘fill Sofia’s life with love.’ But for today, I’m writing this watching my little pumpkin sleep, and marveling at the fact that all of my dearest wishes came true last year. 


(Thanks to Bella Wish for inspiring this post!)


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. stacy  |  19 January 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Hey Meredith,

    Wishes do come true. Go check out my blog. Hee hee.



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