Miles and miles between us
Expensive plane tickets
Long waits between visits
Poor internet connections
Nights spent alone
But you’re more than worth it
1. Because it proves that our LOVE is not just about PHYSICAL CONTENTMENT, it’s deeper than that.
We know very well that love starts with physical attraction. However, when you stayed in a relationship long enough, it will not just be about the looks, but about the character of the person. Love may consist of physical belongingness, but there is more to it than that. When we are away from our significant other, we know that we don’t just miss being with them physically, but we don’t have that security and relief when we know they are just within our reach.
2. Because we support each others’ dreams
Most of us will choose to stay with their love ones instead of following their dreams because they believe that the essence of love and family is being with them in every milestone they take. However, when you are in an LDR, you know very well that the only reason you are apart is because you have your own dreams to chase and that is not a problem. We allow our mate to fly a million miles away from us because we support them and we don’t want to stand between them and their dreams. Also, we know that we are also one of the main reasons why they’re doing that—to give us a better chance of abundant life when we decide to tie the knot.
3. Because our Faith can move mountains.
Not a hundred pieces of coins thrown in a well can give us the certainty we are asking from someone. Instead, we just give them the chance to be trustworthy while we give them our full support and trust. We know how hard it is to bade our goodbyes when the time comes we are going to be left again. Hence, there will be no choice but to stay firm and keep our faith solid. Because nothing can calm our hearts and minds compared to the serenity we get after short and frequent disquisition with the Lord. We know how vital prayers are when our love one’s away.
I want to hold your hand when we’re 80 and say, “We made it.”
quote from ldrmagazine
4. Because we will find ways to get even closer to each other despite the distance
While we are apart, we unleash the creative side of us and out of nowhere, we just invent ways to reach each other. Short frequent messages mean the world to us, and we don’t ask for more.
5. Because we value time more than anything else
We know that we have to sacrifice being apart at this moment so that later on, we will not have to do this again. We know that there is an ultimate purpose being apart and this time we believe that there is a tunnel we have to reach, finally getting us permanently together. Hence right now, we just have to stay steadfast and stand the test of time—together.
There are more reasons why we stay in our relationship and we cannot tell you definitely why. Maybe because we love the person so much that we give them the freedom of getting their goals while we also get ours. We know that it takes a brave heart to actually stand the test of distance, and only a few are called for it. Only the brave ones.
“Distance does to love what wind does to fire—it extinguishes the weak and fuels the strong.”
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