Friday, April 20, 2012

My First Friday's Letters

I follow a few blogs that participate in the link up, Friday's Letters, every week. And I think it's a really cute idea. I figured I'd join in the fun for the first time today. :-)

Mt. Tamalpais, engagement weekend, 2010.
Dear London weather, 
Please stop playing dirty tricks on me. Cut me some slack, I'm a Florida girl. Don't play with my heart by giving me three days of sunshine only to then give me five more of rain. But, at least thanks to you I finally understand the expression, "feeling under the weather." I now also treasure my previous Florida and California living experiences more than ever. 

Dear loved-ones-who-mail-me-letters,
Everyday when I walk down those four flights of stairs, unlock my little white mailbox and see one of your USA-marked envelopes, my heart leaps. Every letter I've gotten since moving here has meant so much to me. They always have the best timing too, so you've picked me up on a down day many times. Thank you for taking the time out of your day(s) to show me you care and to remind me that distance doesn't mean the end of friendship. Instead, it means a new type of friendship, a more intentional one, one that I know will last a life time. 

Dear homeless man,
I see you pushing your cart full of belongings on the busy sidewalk or laying out your cardboard sleeping mat in the shadows. I know you sit in your blue sleeping bag outside the British Heart Foundation every evening because I watch you from our living room window. I see how many people ignore you. I genuinely ask myself (and Kurt) what it means to reach out to you. We've given you food, asked if you wanted to talk, smiled at you as we passed and yes, told you, "Sorry we don't have any change." You challenge me to ask questions, mainly, what does love look like? And you serve as a constant reminder that even if I don't always know what it looks like, I still don't have an excuse not to try.  


If you haven't yet, head over to the giveaway I posted yesterday and enter to win one of my favorite books! Happy Friday everyone. :-)

Michaela Rae


  1. I am a Florida girl too! Don't worry... the weather has been a wee bit crappy here too!! It's supposed to rain all weekend... UGH!!! We should link up and exchange buttons! I just love your blog!!

    Oh and you are very lucky to be living over in the UK! I would LOVE too!!

    1. That makes me feel a little better. :-) Where abouts in Florida do you live? Thanks so much. I should put my button up on the the blog, huh?

  2. The weather effects me so much! I'm so much happier when it's sunny. London sounds like a wonderful adventure though!

    1. I didn't realize it would effect me so much. The first few months we were here I enjoy it because it was so "London like," plus it was winter. But now I'm so ready for Spring!

      Thanks for stopping by! :-)

  3. Great post! I love receiving letters in the mail too! I hope you have a happy weekend!

    Found you thru Ashley's link up!

    Looking forward to following your adventures!

    Kristine from TheFoleyFam - Unedited

  4. hey girlie! i saw you over on Fridays Letters and wanted to say i LOVE your blog!
    and i love your letters too!

    newest stalker! errr.. i mean follower ;)!!

    say hi back sometime?

  5. Your blog is adorable, and so are you - great picture of you and your fiance. You're living in London? I'm jealous.

  6. the letters are a fun idea. i can very much relate with the weather. its been rainy here so i took the kids to the playground today, though it was 50 degrees the sun was out and it was a must.

  7. Hi! I just stumbled across your blog! I can relate 100% about wishing for sunnier weather. I just moved to Germany one month ago from CA, and it has been raining almost nonstop the past two weeks! I miss the sunshine! I hope, for both our sakes, that it is on the way soon :)

    What brought you to the UK?


  8. thats so weird! its the first time i've seen a fridays letters post! very cute idea: )

  9. Weather makes a huge difference! I didn't know it would affect me, growing up in San Diego it is always great, but when I first moved to Utah... It was an adjustment!


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