Love Story: Still in Love After Our First Weekend Together

Photo by Justin Hackworth, Greenwich Village, NYC

Danny and I fell in love by email before we met each other…and today’s emails continue the story the day after our first weekend together.  You can see earlier ‘Love Story’ emails here.

After Danny and I met, we got slightly shy about expressing love in person, even though we had been doing it by email like crazy.  I’ll admit, I had moments where I wasn’t sure what would happen.  But then Danny sent me the most loving note….and I must say, it felt so good…

from Danny:

Wow, I must have been out the second my head hit the pillow.

I did sleep pretty good, but I still feel pretty exhausted…I imagine you’re kind of feeling the same. It was a long but fantastic weekend.  Btw – I really do love that I can now picture you in your home, eating/working/sleeping…it’s great…I’m so glad I can do that now.

I do have quite a few things to catch up to at work this morning, so this will have to remain pretty short for now.

So good morning sweetheart, and have a wonderful day!



You’re so dang good.  And yes, I still want to call you my sweetheart, too.  It’s still so new.  But I guess I don’t care.  Cause I do adore you.  And you are a sweetheart.

I can imagine that you are a bit swamped and catching up.  I do feel the same way and have been working away this morning.

Oh, I’ve had so many thoughts of you.  All very good ones.  I don’t even know where to begin in expressing my thoughts from the weekend.  I am still basking in all your light.

Bye, darling!


Photo by Justin Hackworth, Greenwich Village, NYC

Sweet Mara,

I desire very much to be your sweetheart, I really want nothing more than just that.  You are very dear to me, certainly more now than even before (and let me just say, in case it wasn’t clear, you were VERY, VERY dear to me long before I got to actually come and see you this weekend :).

And you want to know why else I love you?  That you freely share your appreciation for these things. You really are a good woman and I love love love that we connect on that most important of levels.
You know what’s kind of sad…the weekend was so great that it kind of feels like it was a dream, and now it’s back to reality.  It’s like I have to keep asking myself – did I really get to enjoy one of the greatest hugs ever….for 15 minutes?  Did I even eat sushi? (I think that part might have been a dream, cause for some reason I don’t even remember the food, I just remember laughing and smiling and shaking my head in disbelief at the beautiful woman next to me that seemed to adore me in a way I had never been adored, and I loved her though I’d just met her…how is that possible?)  And you being the last thing I see before retiring for bed, and and the first thing I see when I wake up, wow!  And what about the warmth in your eyes, your bright smile, your loving touch, your beauty?  Can that be possible either?  And most of all your character, that you were in every bit (and more for that matter) the wonderful woman that had been writing me for three weeks.  It all seems too good to be true, and so in some ways it feels like a dream.  Can’t wait to dream it again!

So how great is this…two people that I have not spoken with in a long time reached out to me today.  My friend Nick (who was the one who shared my situation identically and was the first person I called) and my friend Guy from Israel.  I’d been thinking about them both because I knew they, most of all, would appreciate how happy I am right now.  Guy emailed me this morning, and Nick called me tonight as I was writing you.  Kind of cool, it’s as if they sensed that something good is going on in my life.

Well, I’ve got to get ready for a conference call with my sisters…they’re dying for a report.  They’d already left my parents’ house by the time I called last night.

Thinking about you always.  Time to play a little guitar as well and think of you some more!

Sending you much love,


P.S.  I suppose if you’d like you’re free to call me now 🙂  It certainly would be great to here your voice every now and then.  I’d kind of like to continue this exchange though…it’s like a journal of sorts that documents one of the greatest experiences of my life.  So if you don’t mind, I plan to continue with it.


Dear Readers:  I loved the comments from the post yesterday!  Thanks for writing in, as always.  There is so much to learn from all of you.  Some of the comments inspired a few ideas for some posts.  I had hoped to get to that today, but I wasn’t able to fit it in.  I’m leaving to go out of town for a couple of days so I’m hustling before I leave.  But I hope to be able to write those posts soon. 🙂
All my best to everyone, MK

Also, if anyone needs winter boots (I wish I did)….here’s a cute vintage pair by Tecnica (on e-bay):

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  1. Amy September 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    So precious to have these emails to cherish for years to come. What a love story.

  2. Jaxon Peterson September 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    I am so glad that the emails continued and that you have chosen to share more of your love story. It is wonderful to see how both of you managed to make it work despite the distance. I know, personally, I am looking forward to more insights and ideas on how to make long-distance relationships work.

    As always, you both inspire and give hope to us all. Thank you!

  3. Liz Stanley September 29, 2012 at 4:51 am - Reply

    this is so sweet, love it

  4. Neal Quazi October 7, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Beautiful later and Love quotes. What a love story !!!

  5. C R I S T I N A E S P I N O S A July 24, 2015 at 11:05 am - Reply

    As a single lady (and not yet committed) i really do fall in Love with Love more harder upon reading your Love Journals. Thank you for sharing your Love story…and may God be the center of it all.

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