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You Give Love a Good Name

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When we got married three years ago, Jonathan and I were surprised to find that we could actually feel the positive, loving energy directed at us by our friends and family. It was a six hour high that we never expected to have again.

We are happy to say that we were wrong. As we are preparing to leave for this adventure, we are blessed to be feeling that way once again. But this time, it isn't just lasting six hours. It is lasting weeks. And it is awesome.

The outpouring of kindness we have received has humbled us. Do you want to know what you have collectively given us? You have given us words of support and encouragement, gifts and money, help with packing, places to stay after we're out of our house but before we are on the road, valuable advice and resources, invitations for us to stay with you (or your family members or friends) on our trip, medical advice and valuable travel prescriptions, storage offers (of our things and our animal), offers to sell stuff for us on craigslist after we leave and the loan of a U-Haul trailer. You have written words that bring us to tears, said words that bring us to tears, and all around made us feel like we are the most blessed people on the planet.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We are overwhelmed and humbled by your generosity. We look forward to embarking on our journey with our souls filled to the brim and ready to pass along the love and kindness that you have shown us.

Love,
Ellen and Jonathan

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