November 21st

Dearest Dan,

This is hard! I know you are working and studying, but I miss you. Let’s face it; Jen can only do so much to distract me when I’m not at the restaurant or studying. It’s you I am lonely for. I just keep praying that this is all worth it. Someday, we will be together in the same town.

Thanksgiving is next week. Mom wants us to eat with the family Thursday at two. Does that work with you and your dad? I’m looking forward to his “world famous” turkey. Let me know.

Finished my mid-term exams last week; they were a BEAR! I hate taking exams. So glad the field I’ll be working in doesn’t require a certification exam. Jen met me for dinner. She’s added a new hot yoga class to her yoga choices. Not sure if this one will stick, think it’s more about the guy who leads it, then the form.

Call me if you can this weekend so we finalize holiday plans. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU!! I’m trying to be patient.

Love you,



Nov. 15th


Hey baby, sorry it’s taken so long to write. Came back after our Halloween weekend and jumped into mid-terms and finishing papers. Uuggghhh!! Halloween was a blast! I can’t believe I let you talk me into dressing up like Raggedy Ann and Andy, how cheesey.  The guys are still razzing me about our couple costume. When you get the pictures processed, please send me a copy.

I love you, sweetheart.  You are the only girl in the world I would go out in public dressed like a boy doll for (makes your heart warm, doesn’t it).

The next few weeks are going to get a little crazy, forgive me now because I really need to dig in until Thanksgiving and study. MUST DO WELL! Promise I’m not ignoring you, just need to focus.

Tell me all the news from your end. How is Jen and all of her adventures?

Love you,


October 8th

Dearest Dan,

I miss you like crazy! My morning class was cancelled so I didn’t have a class until one. I ran home yesterday afternoon and spent the night to do some time with mom. She was glad to see me. We went out to dinner and caught up on the family news. She asked about you. Of course, she still doesn’t believe we will make it through school. The lack of support is overwhelming…J Overall, our time together was fine, it’s just a little uncomfortable because I never know when she’s going to turn on me.

I’m back on campus and working toward getting as much class work done as possible. This advanced character acting class is a killer. Sounds a little soft compared to your business management and operations classes. Go ahead and laugh, I know what you are thinking…J Jen wants to meet for dinner so I want to get a few things done before going.

Auditions for the spring play at the campus playhouse are next week. I’m going to read for a part, but also talk to them about stage manager. I love the theatre, but not sure I’m the right fit for the musical they are doing – Grease. The most singing I’ve done of “Summer Nights” involved a hairbrush and mirror. So, the best we can hope for is a chorus part and stage manager.

Take care, sweetie. I love you and miss you like crazy.




P.S. – there’s a big Halloween party on campus on the 30th, think you can make it?

Sept. 30th

Dear Mag,

Great, all I need is you to have a roommate who is heartbroken. Promise me you won’t start getting all weird about us while you listen to HER cheating boyfriend. I AM NOT THAT GUY. You and I are working toward being together forever, right? Yes, being at different schools is hard. Just keep praying and letting me know if you have questions or reservations. I love you and am in this for the duration!

Classes are getting more intense. But at least finance seems to come easily. I’m thinking banking as an industry. What do you think? In the spring they will be recruiting on campus. My counselor suggested I plan to do a few interviews. With another year to go, he wants me to have the experience of a corporate interview.

Our work group is planning an all-day session in the library on Saturday to finish an econ project. Last weekend only half of us showed up. There are two guys in our group who tend to go out on Friday nights and either blow us off or show up hung over. We will get it done, but working in a group is hard; and I worry ‘cause I want the A.

Babe, got to run. I love you and miss you. I will call when I can.

Love you,


September 20th

Dearest Dan,

That is so funny ‘cause Jen talked about Mark all the way home. Maybe opposites attract???  I know you’re thinking, “Don’t get involved…”

My roommate came back heartbroken. Evidently she caught him cheating. He didn’t know she was coming home for the holiday. He didn’t answer his phone so she went over there walked in to find he and some chick cuddled on the couch. She said it got ugly from there and after yelling and throwing a few things at him she walked out. He didn’t try to call her, so she’s upset. I tried to be as sympathetic as possible, but the guy’s a LOSER.

So here we are with a holiday past and now I need to focus in on class work. It took me a couple of days after getting back to settle into the semester work. I spent some time making my list and time out the project deadlines to be sure I get everything done.

I love you and miss you so much. Sometimes it’s hard to study because thoughts of you invade. Sounds kinda cheesy, but it’s true. It feels like the three weeks until I see you are so far away. Please call me when you can. I know we have to be careful about the long distance charges, but hearing your voice always helps.

Take care of yourself. Love you,



Sept. 16th

Dear Maggie,

Dad was thrilled to have all of us land at his cabin. As much as he likes living alone, he said it was fun for the weekend to have all the noise and activity around. I didn’t remember that Labor Day was the time that they learned of mom’s illness. He remembers all those key dates and he misses her.

Hope Jen had fun. Mark thought she was a scream! She is so opposite of him and his scientific mind. He’s still trying to try and figure out how she thinks. All the way home Mark talked about her and Steve just shook his head and told him to give up; he would never understand a woman’s mind, much less one like Jen’s.

Listen, have to close and run to class. I love you.