My oldest son moved to California in January, as far away from what he knew, to seek his fortune (I suppose). As a mom of adult children, I have to say it is so exciting to see them grow on their own, not to mention, do their own laundry. Bill has been a terrific kid with one of the kindest hearts I ever knew. As a one year old, he called everything he loved “mommy” using different intonations to mean different things, but what it mostly meant was “I love you” bird, cat, dog, uncle, candy, and of course mom.
He loved to dance and as a former dancer myself, I took him to the studio where I taught dance classes and he took classes, in fact both of my boys did. He had and still does, a very loving heart. He could sell the Brooklyn Bridge too. In fact, while driving in the car, when he was only 5, he told his friend “my pop-pop was president of the United States”. (His grandfather was in politics so I guess it messed with his five-year-old perception). Well he almost convinced me.
He not only had a great imagination and he also keenly needs to know that his ducks are in a row. While in fifth grade, out of the clear blue sky, he sighed and said, “I so much want to be married”. He and I called it the picket fence moment. SO, it was really no surprise to me that once settled in his new state and into a job, Bill was ready to start on the quest of the wife and the picket fence. Eventually, I got the phone call – “Guess what mom? I met HER”. (He actually met her while they were both working at Disney World where we live only a mile from and they stayed in touch after she moved back to Reno.) And so my son introduced us to Juanita…. well via Skype that is.
Over the summer, recently in fact, Bill brought Juanita to the east coast for us to meet her and attend my nephew’s, his “brother” cousin’s wedding. We had talked to Juanita by this time, many times, so meeting her in person for the first time was like, well, we didn’t skip a beat. She met our crazy family and didn’t run the other way. She even listened to my husband, who has a penchant for over explaining, and listened to every word. She passed the test!
SO, over the next year I will be blogging for sure about some of the preparations and of course our Pegeen.com flower girl dresses and ring bearer suit we will design exclusively for their wedding in Reno/Lake Tahoe. As a mom-groom I am resigned to deciding on only the rehearsal party, but you can bet it will be over the top because, after all, this guy called everything “mommy” in part because he loved me to the moon and back.
Just a reminder – although we sell exclusively online, if you are visiting Orlando, Pegeen.com Flower Girl Dress Company is located just 1.25 miles from Disney World. Call to visit our factory or design studio. 407-928-2377