More Than 4,000 Miles...I never intended to be in a long distance relationship yet, here I am. More than 4,000 miles away from the man I love and want to spend my life with.
If I had my say, we would be an easy car ride apart. We'd be able to go for ice cream on a moment's notice, lie in the grass and star gaze at night, and plan some fun mini-trips. I wouldn't have to hang onto my phone so we can text. I wouldn't have to check my e-mail all the time and I wouldn't have to cling to skype dates and conversations. If I had it my way, the man I love would be right by me...but I don't have my way.
The reality is that I am more than 4,000 miles away from the one I love with all my heart; technically in the same country but it doesn't feel like it. There's a three hour time difference, which doesn't sound too bad but does place a strain with different work schedules. The reality is knowing that visits will be months apart and that the earliest we could be together is be a little more than a year from now. Knowing the cost of plane tickets, budgeting so we can afford to visit each other and trying to figure out a schedule for when we can. Why do we do this?
We do this because we know that we're each other's true love/soul mates. We're not in the perfect situation, but it has helped us grow and we are becoming closer than ever before. We support each other and understand that we have to keep the distance for awhile so that we can each accomplish what we need to. We trust each other to stay committed, to keep working on our relationship, and to never lose faith in one another. The distance isn’t easy and there are sacrifices to be made but to be without the one I love; that would be the worst thing ever. And in a way, I think we’re lucky. We talk more than most couples I know, we can talk for hours about anything and everything, and we’re proving that no matter what we will stick together and stay in love.
The distance won’t last forever. One day these 4,000 miles, 3 hour time difference, and a billion texts a month will be something of the past; but our love will always be something of the present and the future.