Hello, I’m Meredith from A Work In Progress! I used to blog about all kinds of things, but now I’m lucky if I get my kiddos monthly posts completed in a reasonable amount of time. I’m so glad Kelly gave me a great topic to blog about!
What? I know that’s strange. Allow me to explain.
Michael and I both attended The University of Tulsa, a (very) small private school in Oklahoma. He was a grade below me and, oddly enough, we never met while we were in school together. Fortunately, this miraculous thing called “Facebook” came to be and in April 2005 I received a friend request from a handsome TU senior. I looked at his profile (this was before photo albums and news feeds–you had one picture and very basic information) and my eyes lit up when I read one of his favorite authors: Shel Silverstein.
I adore Shel Silverstein. I had every book of his as a child, recited some of his poems in elementary school, and just thought he was the greatest. I accepted Michael’s friend request and shot him a quick message about his excellent taste in literature. What began as a quick email exchange about an author grew to so much more.
One week later we met at a mutual friend’s party.
One year later I moved back to Tulsa.
Six months later we were engaged.
11 months later we married.
Five years later we had our twins, Jude & Sloane.