Thursday, March 3, 2011

M.O.B. of the Year

Already honored as The Most Interesting Woman in The World, we recently saw her in a new light - as M.O.B. (mother of the bride) at a destination wedding in Mexico.  Sans husband, she worked her butt off to make sure everything was just perfect, not only for her daughter but for the wedding guests as well.  She greeted a lot of the guests when they arrived at the resort, made sure their rooms were okay, and even gave brief guided tours thereof.  Of course she had her brother's roofline analysis of the various hotels (a penetrating glimpse into the useless after dark as it turned out) to help her get everyone properly oriented, but she still spent hours guiding newcomers.  Only Buddha knows how many more hours she spent working behind the scenes with hotel staff.  She met people for breakfast, checked out restaurants, and even kept track of The Donald (a.k.a. Dewar's Don) - not an easy task at the best of times.  (And all of this without so much as a Pincher Creek pin as recognition!)  As anyone who has arranged, funded, and executed a wedding these days knows, it is a herculean task and ginormous expense.  I am proud of the job this one incredibly hardworking lady did last week and in the many weeks leading up to the wedding.  I am proud to be her brother.