Love Story: The Last Lonely Weekend

Yes, another ‘Love Story’ post!  Back-to-back!  We can call this a Valentine’s gift to all of you who are loving these letters.  And for anyone new here, you are embarking upon a collection of letters written by two people who only know each other by email.  We were totally in love, yet had not talked to nor seen each other.  🙂 

I hope you enjoy today’s video, one that we both saw for the first time the week before we met.  Oh my, it perfectly depicts what it was like for us then……… 


My friend just sent me this video. She lives in UT and has NO idea that I’ve been writing you…. you will just laugh.  This video is totally about us….

Oh my, does Ashley know we are meeting?  I think she’ll just die.  I know that she is giddy over this and will be so dang proud if we end up together.   And I’d say she should be 🙂

Danny…..oh……what a week this will be 🙂

How THANKFUL I am to have you in my life right now.  I am simply the happiest girl around. 

Goodnight to you.  I hope you feel good in the morning and have a great day of golf ahead.  And, enjoy having the weekend to yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   hahahaha.  Because there is a good chance that this could be your last…. for a very long time.   🙂   

With so much fondness,

(Yes……there is more…..)


Dear Mara,

Well, I’m thankful for YOU.  That little video really was perfect, all the inappropriate office eruptions of pure joy, the unnecessary anxiety when even an extra hour or so passes before I get to hear from you…the sheer excitement it adds to each day and the enthusiasm for life I have the minute I get up….it’s all great and I credit you for being the source/cause of so much joy.  I love the way he’s posted all his notes on the fridge to remind him of all the smiles they brought during the day.  It’s like me (and you) when I read and re-read (and re-read again) the emails at night and in the morning, and whenever there is a longer break between emails…and I just feel good all over again!  Your emails, kind words, empathy, strength, spirit, and passion for life and our shared goals have absolutely meant the world to me.  And I thank you for letting me know that the feeling is mutual, it only makes me want to write even better emails knowing you will take such delight in every word.  I LOVE THAT!!!!

Enjoy the rest of your family time dear Mara.  And if this was my last weekend to myself….hallelujah!!!

With great affection,



Wasn’t that video SO fitting?  I knew you’d love it and it would get you laughing.  I just couldn’t believe it as I watched it …. because yes, that is our life right now!  But how sweet and refreshing it is.   I just laughed as that guy ran to get to work sooner…. yep, that’s me.  And yes, savoring all those notes…well, I wouldn’t dream of deleting one note from you!  I have them all and read them constantly.  It’s amazing I get anything else done these days.   And just the feeling of being speechless.  Yes, I feel it.  Both from how much I adore you, combined with how much I want you to adore me.  And I just loved how it depicted how easy it is to connect with (& love) another human being that has the guts to reach out and take a risk and share of themselves and do something as ridiculous as we are doing !  🙂 🙂  Meeting or talking in person is clearly not necessarily!  hahaha.  Anyway,  I will FOREVER be grateful that you freaking have some GUTS, Danny.  You really do.  THANK YOU for doing all this.  THANK YOU for not being afraid to just go for it.  THANK YOU for just splitting open your soul for me and sharing with me the real you.  All this despite the fact that you have just recovered from the biggest burn of your life.  Yet you are not afraid to do it all again.  You have been such a dream.  For so many reasons, it will be an honor to meet you. 

Have a wonderful Sunday!  My plane leaves Chicago at 10 something.  So I’ll be leaving here about 8 am. I know I’ll be writing you from the airport.  And from the plane.  And from home…. 🙂 

Good morning to you (and good night to me)!  We are now 6 days from meeting!


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  1. Caro February 8, 2012 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Thoses letters are just wonderful!! It was pretty brave of you two to put yourself out there and open up totally to the other, just taking a bet on life and love. But I think when it clicks, it just clicks and makes opening up and being yourself much easier! Can't wait to read the story of the first actual meeting!
    And I just loved that short film… I already woke up with a big smile this morning, but with this video I'm sure it will stay all day!
    Lots of love from France

  2. KShonk Designs February 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Great short film, I clearly need to "go back to the beginning and read your start from the start! What a romance!

  3. Taylor February 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    I love this video!! And your letters!

  4. Maria February 8, 2012 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    love it!

  5. Molly February 8, 2012 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Adorable video. 🙂

  6. marta February 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    am dying with anticipation for the next series of love letters and your grand meeting!! better than any movie ever. i love how you so bravely said that you couldn't wait for your kids and grandkids to read these letters. we, as strangers, are loving them to pieces. i went ahead and wrote my husband of ten years a little love email today just because your great stories are contagious. thank you!!

    p.s. yes, danny! grandpa chunk. that was him! hilarious, i'd forgotten all about that!

  7. Heather J February 9, 2012 at 4:13 am - Reply

    Oh my, I just read through all of your love letter up to this one and I am swooning. You two are amazing! These letters are amazing. Excited to see what's next.

  8. February 9, 2012 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Being in love usually is used in a romantic sense when you meet your significant other transforming a normal relationship into a deeper one without further interest in others.

  9. C February 10, 2012 at 10:38 am - Reply

    I love the film, it's great! very touching and cheerful!

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