Love Story: We’re Getting Closer (1 Week Away!)

To all the fans of the ‘Love Story’ – – – we are one week away from meeting each other.  Can you wait?  Do you want this to end yet?  🙂  Danny & I were relishing every moment of it.  We wanted to meet each other so badly, but at the same time we didn’t want the thrill of the emails to end.  I hope you don’t mind hearing more of the Love Story unfold, as it did for us.  [For anyone new here, Danny & I were set up by email.  We lived in separate cities, Brooklyn & Boston.  We are publishing excerpts of emails that we wrote to each other in the few weeks before meeting on a street corner in New York City.]  OK, here we go…..ENJOY!


Okay Mara,

You’ve done it!!!  I haven’t been able to stop smiling for the last few hours (let alone all day).  Yes, you are ALREADY that woman!  Why do you think I even know what to want or how to express it?  It is because I already feel that overwhelming support from you, and have felt it since that first day.  I know you are my biggest fan!  And I am yours…I hope you know that!  Honestly, Mara, you are a truly unique and wonderful woman.  I didn’t even know that I could actually want these things until I realized you possessed them…now it seems nothing else will do.  You know what’s funny, I don’t think I ever really thought much about soul mates before, it just didn’t seem realistic….but now I’d be lying if the thought didn’t cross my mind every hour of every day.  Ahhhhhh!!  Mara, I want nothing more than to make you happy.  That your family saw you laughing and smiling all week lets me know I am not the only one experiencing this most wonderful of feelings.  I couldn’t be happier to share in this joy with you.  Please know that I absolutely live for this.

And as for reading and re-reading, I have gone over that paragraph 100 times in my mind already while at dinner with Todd and Ashley.  And then another 10 times since I returned.  I’m floating!!!!

I’ll let you get back to work or whatever you needed to take care of….I’ll just get back to thinking about you.  🙂  It never stops.



I can’t stop laughing !!!!!

Oh, i just adore you.

THANK YOU, Danny, for saying things to me that I never thought I’d ever hear from a man.  Oh my goodness, please let this be real.  Please let our connection continue in person!!!!!!!!  I hope so much that it will.  And if it doesn’t, well…. it will be meant to be.  Trust, trust, TRUST!!!!!!!  How hard is this??  BREATHE!

Well, Danny, I have not been so fully happy with a man, ever.  So if you are trying to make me happy….well, oh my, you are.  Every nook and cranny in my body is just bursting with happiness.  I cannot contain it!!!!!!  🙂

You know, I haven’t told you about this yet.  But I ended a relationship with a guy 3 days before Ashley told me about you.  SUCH perfect timing.  Anyway, he was a wonderful guy…. but I just didn’t love him.  He wasn’t for me…he didn’t inspire me, we did not have the same dreams and goals.  Anyway, my mom was so cute and reminded me that while I was dating this other guy, she never saw me smile and feel giddy the way I am now.  And it’s so true.  I AM JUST SMITTEN BY YOU.  You literally could do no wrong.   hahaha.  I am such a goner.

Good night, again.  No more stalling….
(you will hate it when we start talking on the phone… It will be very hard for me to say goodnight to you!)





I don’t know what’s wrong with me…or apparently I do…my mind and body has decided over the last few days that it would rather wake up early and think of you than sleep.  I woke up at about 4 am, and don’t think I really legitimately fell back asleep.  So, at about 5:30 I just figured I might as well start my day, which began with about a half-hour recap of yesterday’s emails, lots of smiles and nervous/giddy laughter, and one grateful prayer to God.  After that, I cleaned up a few messes I’d left unattended over the weekend, and hopped in the shower to get ready for work.  I opted to exchange my normal morning drive news/talk radio listening for a little Friday I’m in Love (note to readers: we had plans to meet on a Friday :), Hard Headed Woman, and Ready instead.  I got to work about an 1 1/2 hr early.  Oh well…maybe I’ll check out early too, or just maybe I’ll need it to make-up for the time lost in thoughts of you. 🙂

I can’t believe you’re up until 3 or 4 most every night, but at the same time I admire your dedication.  If it doesn’t get better with interns and employees and what not…I’m just warning you…if we end up together I will be pulling you to bed if I have to (will I have to? :).

And…about that timing…well I just keep feeling luckier and luckier.  And how cute of your mom…is that her implicit approval of me, at least so far?  haha.

Okay well, so much to try to accomplish today, we’re approaching quarter end and I need to prepare.  Despite the fact I would have rather slept a few hours more, it has been a great day already as I’ve spent my time thinking of you (I must hide my smiles and cheerful disposition, it is far too early in the morning…and it’s a MONDAY…people will grow suspicious:).  I absolutely love how happy I am!

Ooohh, just saw that if I catch the 5:30 Peter Pan Bus on Friday night, I’ll get to NY at 9:50 pm.  YIKES, that’s EXCITING!

Good morning to you, darling!


Oh, Danny,

This was SUCH a great email to wake up to.  Sooo glad that you are having such a happy Monday morning.  I don’t know what is wrong with me, either, as I got up a bit sooner than I thought I would to check my email, and after reading your email I had so much energy and life in me that I was able to jump right out of bed and start my day, which normally would have been more difficult since I went to bed after 4 am.

Anyway, THANK YOU for this email.  I lied in bed and laughed and smiled and sighed of pure happiness!!!!  And ‘darling’??  You are killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am seriously going nuts over here!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love it that you just called me darling.  My heart just pounds and pounds and I constantly feel that little warmth in my chest.

It was so cute to hear about your morning.  I just LOVE how unashamed you are to tell me all these fun details.  Just makes me laugh.  I LOVE IT.

And of course, I am listening to my Danny songs right now.  I can’t listen to anything else.  hahha. I need to get more!  You know, after my husband left, I actually loved listening to love songs.  I know most would think it would make me sad.  But I was very blessed to move on so quickly (which is a miracle, considering how much I loved him)….but the love songs no longer made me think of him…. I only thought of a future husband (whoever he would be.)  So I have been dreaming of my new husband for quite some time now.  I am so very ready to meet him (I mean, YOU :)!!!  Haha.  Oh, if it’s you, I’ll be so happy.  I hate to say this, but what if we don’t know right away?  That could happen.  We’ll have to just go with it…whatever it is.  I’m up for it !  [This feels so doubtful to me, btw, because I want more than anything to just be with you, see you, hug you, smell you, stare at you, thank you (in person), hear your stories, tell you mine, walk with you, go to the grocery store with you, scrub toilets with you….anything!]

If we go for this, won’t our lives be so different over the next few months?  I completely welcome it.  Wouldn’t want anything else.  It will involve a lot of weekend traveling.  I won’t mind it.  I’ll look forward to reading and emailing from the road.  And we’ll be picking each other up at the bus stations.  I’d try to leave NY early so I could meet you after work.  We’d get to cook for each other, do weekend errands together, explore our cities together.  It would be quite an adventure!!

Good luck with all that you have to do today!  I’ll also be very busy here in NY.  It will be a challenge to focus, as usual 🙂

Oh, what an exciting week.  Good bye for now, dear!  Friday can’t get here soon enough!



Let’s talk about LOVE SONGS.  What love songs mean a lot to you & your sweetheart?  I’d love to hear!  I’m such a sucker for love songs, obviously.  (confession: one of our first dates was seeing Wicked together in New York…this led to me listening to “For Good” a bazillion times.  My cousin/roommate couldn’t figure out what I was listening to & thought it was from EFY, but she didn’t say anything.  haha.  She later saw Wicked, too, and then we were both obsessed.  ahh…makes me laugh  🙂

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  1. marie March 6, 2012 at 8:00 am - Reply

    I love how I can totally jump into your story and then start smiling away just like you both! Have a great day!

  2. marie March 6, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply songs:
    -You Belong to Me: Patsy Cline
    -Good Morning Life: Dean Martin
    -I've Just Seen a Face: The Beatles
    -Calling You: Blue October
    -Oh Boy: Buddy Holly
    -Grey Sky Eyes: Carbon Leaf
    -At Last: Etta James
    -Orange Sky: Alexi Murdoch
    -Candy: Paolo Nutini
    -Chantilly Lace: The Big Bopper
    -Fragile: River James
    -What a Little Bit of Love Can Do: Jeff Bridges
    -Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes: Paul Simon
    -Top of the World: The Carpenters
    -All I Ask Of You: Phantom of the Opera
    …and a gazillion others..

  3. MommaExpat March 6, 2012 at 9:06 am - Reply

    One of the best nights of my life…. my new husband and I danced to a song he picked…. "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton. Originally NOT the song I wanted but will continue to be one of my favorites to this day. And "La Vie En Rose" which was my grandparent's wedding song, when they married 60 years ago.

  4. Rik March 6, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

    I love these Love Story posts and emails so much! They make me SO happy!! haha! But more than I love love, I love (sheesh) that it shows how real you guys are. It's easy to tell how real you are, but when reading the heavier posts, it's nice to know that there's goofy Danny and crazy Mara in the background. (Those two words only used in the most loving way, of course! :))

    When my husband and I were dating, one night we listened to an acoustic version of "Linger" by the Cranberries. Of all songs! The song is so sad in a beautiful way, and it didn't fit our relationship at all, but for some reason it just filled us both with happiness. Weird. "Our" song (along with countless others) is "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes.

  5. Miss Dessa March 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love these letters! My Fiance and I met when we were kids and only reconnected about 16 months ago. The first 6 months of us getting reacquainted, were through emails, etc. as he lived in another state. I think writing allows you to be more transparent & candid…it sure did for us and being so, it resulted in building a pretty solid foundation. You could literally see you both falling in love with one another in your words and raw emotions. It's awesome that you have this tangible memory to have, share, and look back at years to come! Truly amazing, indeed!!

  6. Mairi March 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    You inspired me to sit down and write a love-letter to my wonderful husband :)))) I am SO happy I discovered your blog!!!

  7. Erin Mac March 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero's, "Home"

    It is so wonderful! Please listen if you haven't already

  8. Maria March 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    I just love how honest and unashamed you two were in expressing your feelings.

  9. Lynley Jill March 6, 2012 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    I love your little love letters! They are so sweet and sincere!! My husband is named Danny too! So…I'm a sucker for "Danny's Song" and "Oh Danny Boy!" I wrote my own arrangement of "Oh Danny Boy" and played it as a surprise for him at our wedding reception. I'm currently working on making a little movie for him with those songs and pictures of us as a second anniversary gift:)

  10. Keeley March 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Green Eyes by Coldplay! I have green eyes so this is my husband's love song for me. And for him I love Everything by Micheal Buble 🙂

  11. Miggy March 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    On our very first date my (now) husband and I were making t-shirts together. I had made him a mix CD and so we listened to it while we hung out and made t-shirts. The song Sleepwalk by Santo and Johnny came on (the only slow-ish, romantic song on the cd) came on. He grabbed me right there in the kitchen and we started dancing. I was smitten.

  12. Linsey March 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Favorite Book by Stars. SO GOOD!

  13. Anonymous March 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    I listened to Korean love songs after my divorce since it didn't remind me of anything and it helped me to feel happy again. Little did I know half a year later I would meet a tall, handsome, kind Korean man that I almost instantly fell in love with. We are now engaged to be married at the end of this month.

  14. Tracy March 6, 2012 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Daft Punk- Digital Love
    Michael Bublé – Everything

  15. Charlotte March 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    I can't believe this is the first time I've seen your blog, I am now IN LOVE with it! New follower!

    Charlotte xx

    (Psst.. have you entered my giveaway?

  16. Natalie March 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    My husband went on a Chinese speaking mission, and he taught me the words (and translation) to a Chinese song called Tong Hua (It's about being in love and having happiness like in the fairy tales – the music video makes me cry still). We danced to it at our wedding. I still cannot get enough of it two years later!!

  17. JEREMYandCHELSEA March 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    My most favorite love song is "All About Your Heart" by the one and only Mindy Gledhill. Oh, and "Scientist" by Coldplay.

    I stumbled upon your blog yesterday and have read all the way up to Nov. 23 of last year. It's killing me to not read your new post! So, I just skipped to the bottom. I wish I could tell you how much your blog means to me already.

    Thank you.

  18. Lexi March 6, 2012 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    Love this. Love your blog!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

  19. Laurie March 7, 2012 at 3:13 am - Reply

    michael buble: Quando Quando
    Bonnie Rait: You
    Kenny Loggins: Forever, You're too early for the Sun, Sweet Reunion
    Kenny G: Forever in Love
    Beatles: I will

    And so many more!! One of my favorite, thoughtful things my husband does is make an "anniversary cd" every year. On our anniversary, he gives me a CD ( it used to be a tape cassette) as we go out on a date. He collects songs that we loved, that meant something, that were in a movie or concert we went to, and always some new ones that remind him of me, and even fun ones our kids love from the year. It is the sweetest reminder of our year and I absolutely love listening to them over and over!

  20. Della Marie March 7, 2012 at 7:38 am - Reply

    You are so sweet! Thank you for sharing your inspiring love story a life lessons so openly. I'm so happy to have found your blog.

  21. Mara March 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    I love you just the way you are – Billy Joel (my parents danced to this at their anniversary party and I cry everytime I hear it)

    Stand By Me – Ben E King

  22. mara March 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Everyone – THANK YOU for sharing all your favorites. I want to listen to each & every one of them. I kinda want to make a play list of all of these 🙂

  23. Anita November 10, 2012 at 11:53 am - Reply

    The story really inspires me! I am really glad I found this blog, such an interesting love story to follow with.

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