People have searched us from all over the world! I hope you’re all well! You all are awesome, and that we got to be part of you is super cool! There. You’ve just received your first Mulu!
We are announcing an offer you’ll love, and that you should take advantage of! Monique and I, and Real Connections, is offering you the free “MULU” (Miss You. Love You.) love note! It’ll be brief, but that’s what a Mulu is! When you subscribe, you’ll receive uplifting MULU messages from time to time to help make things just a little bit better for you and your relationships, a little pick-me-up, if you will.
When my wife and I met, texting didn’t exist; mass cell phone use was at the cusp of breaking wide open, but it was a time when one still felt quite fancy, if even not quite worthy to own one. Nowadays it’s different, of course, most everyone all of us know uses a cell phone. Back then we emailed. Oh, you can imagine how important email had become, especially for couples, friends, & family that were far away. A person could write every day for free. Our parents were relegated to writing letters in ink from one’s own pen, and while there’s a romantic notion about a personal letter, emailing for us was essential…besides I could hardly read my own writing, let alone someone else!
I met Monique, my future bride, in the town she was going to college in. She bounded up to me one night at an Intervarsity Christian Fellowship meeting. She bounded up, struck my heart, and I was hers! A few months later she had to return home, and I did as well. We started writing…and writing. We talked on the phone, I drove to see her sometimes, but we wrote. Our classic ending was, “Miss You Love You!” Soon enough we learned our own shorthand. Of course these days shorthand is common, but back then we invented our own.
We felt quite special, inventing a shorthand no one else had. I know that sounds silly, but this was ours. First off, we shortened our goodbye to “Miss U & Love U.” Clever right? Not clever enough, it seemed. Because one day I was writing the love of my life my love letter to her that day, and I finished off with some added flair…”MULU.” Mulu seemed just right. As time passed, the world gained texting with such a flash. Texting costed quite a lot back then, but MULU was perfect. Texts looked somewhat like this, “Hi Sweet, you’re off to work! Have a great shift! MULU.”
We’ve exchanged Mulus over and over again throughout the years. “Mulu” has now become a family thing. You see, we decided long ago that we all needed to know that someone else was thinking of them, and loving them.
That’s what a MULU is; MULU is a simple touch to the heart, and mind. We discovered that not only were we more positive people because of our MULU Moments, we were more thoughtful and playful, and we were better lovers. We were better…
Take time for the smallest gestures toward your relationships. Sometimes it’s good to go big! A big date, a big present, a big surprise…they matter too. But the little gestures, the “MULU Moments” spur long-term relationships.
MULUS are about real connections. They can happen all kinds of ways! As we said before, a MULU is good for every significant relationship. Your son might be on his way to his first day of high-school. Hide a message in his school bag that says, “I’m proud of you son, you got this, Mulu!” A MULU is about a strong marriage too. You can text something like, “My dear bride, your so intelligent, and good at what you do, I can’t wait for you to come home! Mulu!” MULUS are simple, and powerful. Mulus are wonderful tidbits that tell another that you are thinking about them, love them, and that you notice them. Mulus in someway keep my family safe, sure & confident! By my Mulus, they know they’re kept, and by their Mulus to me, I know that I am kept as well. These are the power of a MULU.
Real connections. Real moments. Mulu moments. In the coming weeks, months, and years, we want to send YOU MULU ideas to your email “box.” We have years of ideas we’ve done for each other, and we can’t wait to share them with you. But we want to participate in an ongoing MULU project. We’ll send you ideas that we’ve used with each other, and our daughter. But we want you to write us too, about how MULUS have worked for you!
This is about strong bonds, real connections, emotional intelligence, and better relationships and marriages.
We will share some of your stories within our brief “MULU Moments” we’ll send to you. They’ll come once every other week. We hope you’ll be inspired by them. Sign up from right here to receive our bi-weekly “MULU Moments” love note! You can also decide to receive our bi-weekly news and advice letter that will contain a hope chest full of interesting information, inspiration, and advice!
We’re not here high on a pedestal, imparting the wisdom of the ages like gurus in the glorious clouds, no! Monique and I are simply here to help and watch your relationships grow, bloom, and stay beautiful! Sure, we’re experts in some ways, and we have packages, and systems, and piles of information, projects, and activities for you! But we’re not perfect, and we’re excited to gain from you too. Monique and I have verses from the bible that helps us understand who we are with you, and helps spur us on to genuine relationships. Our faith means so much to us, and our faith helps us understand that we get to be with each other, and with you. The following verses help us understand the nature of, and the privilege of real connections.
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but think of yourself with sober judgment, according to the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and not all members have the same function, so in Christ we who are many are one body, and each member belongs to one another.…
Verse 16 goes on to say,
Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
We simply want to be a couple striving for real connections. But we can do that together with you right? Remember to sign up now, and then participate! You and we will be glad you did.