So, in the run-up to our wedding, it was of course expected that I would send an invitation to the White House, if only to receive the standard response card for our scrapbook. Well, it’s finally arrived!
This memento took me right back to my early days in Washington, when I actually visited the White House, including the West Wing and Oval Office. Then an intern, I was part of a program run by Leon Panetta, a former congressman and Clinton White House chief of staff, who is now the director of the CIA. After a private meeting with Bush Chief of Staff Andy Card, plus a trip to the official press briefing room, I was hooked on D.C.
And the best part? This inspiring time in my life compelled me to stay on the East Coast, where I began my current career and started my relationship with Stephen. All in all, I think things have worked out as well as I could have hoped.
Did you or will you send an invitation to the president or any other famous folks?
(Photo Credits: Stephen Walrath & Personal Library)