(The collection of our 'Love Story' emails are published here on this blog in all their unscripted glory. These are letters between two people who had never met, two people who had also each faced a divorce in the year prior. If you are new to this series and want to read more, click here for the very first exchange.)
I could not stop smiling if someone offered me a million dollars.
The smiles just continue & continue….
DO NOT CALL ME !!! :)
...but my number is xxx-xxx-xxxx.
It just feels strange that you don't have it.
I guess I can't get Friday out of my mind. Plus you'll likely need my number then to text me. So I'm just thinking way, way, way far in advance. :)
My goodness, I am in heaven. Yes, the laughing and smiles are uncontrollable, and did I just put a few of your pics on my iPhone an hour ago??? Maybe! I needed to put a picture in to match your phone number, and a few others just decided to come along for the ride.
Good night to you dear Mara....I don't even know if I'll be able to sleep. My heart is POUNDING way too much.
Can't wait to wake up tomorrow, one day closer to meeting you. :) Though I will treasure these days and the hope they brought with them.
Thank you for everything that you are doing so that we can be together this weekend and just soak it all in. I can't wait!
Dreaming of you.
Much Love (and many scattered and delightful thoughts as you can tell above),
So, last night I started a small little project out of silly curiosity...how many pages would our 200+ emails take up if I just stacked them end to end in a word doc....at Times New Roman font size 10? NINETY EIGHT PAGES. How bout that!!! I guess we have spent some considerable time writing each other.
Oh, and I started re-reading some of my favorites (but honestly, which one isn't), and I am just blown away. Mara, if these aren't some of the most important and beautiful words ever written and read between two "strangers", well....I'd be shocked! I truly treasure what has happened here, and the way in which it has happened. This is really quite wonderful, and I am ooohhh so excited to finally meet you, face to face. I think about it all the time!
Hope you're having a good day and that you're getting plenty of stuff done. I know I'm trying (in between getting carried away in thoughts of you).
My best to you for all the happiness you bring me!
98 pages???? Holy moly. You are just so cute to even figure that out. I love it. I re-read our very first emails recently and just smiled. I could tell from day 1 that we were on the same page. You have just felt so good to me from the beginning.
I'm on the train. My stop is near. I'll take with me all your adoring words and love. You make me melt sooooo much. Danny, thank you for loving me. It just means the world!!!!
I can't wait to see all of you.
With so much love,
Mara, I love you!
I just got done with an hour long conversation with my mom. Until now I'd kind of been holding out on them. I told them about you, I told them I thought you were great, that something could happen, etc....but I was very cryptic because part of me felt so stupid trying to explain this miracle that had happened between us by email. Not even that really, it's not that it's over email....it's that I love you AS MUCH AS I DO in just a few weeks of email. So anyway, I hadn't quite unloaded on my mom yet, hadn't found the right time to say "Mom, not only am I doing just fine, but life is actually amazing, and I'm in love with a girl that I haven't even met, and I've told her I'd marry her RIGHT NOW if I could. She is everything, everything you would ever want for me, I feel closer to God now than any time before, and I couldn't be happier."
But, I just did that, and I am simply beaming...it makes you all the more real to talk about you so freely to my mom. She's just laughing and excited and amazed and grateful, I think mainly because she knows I couldn't be happier. So, the secrets out...my family now knows that I'm in love.
So Mara, I love you!
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