Long Distance

I remember the knots in my stomach the night before he left. I remember sitting in his driveway hugging him and crying with him. I remember all the prayers we prayed knowing how hard this will be. Going from seeing each other every day to being 2 hours from each other. Now, I know some of you may be thinking, 2 hours really isn’t that far away. But, in the 2 1/2 years, we have been together we have never been away from each other for more than a week. SO needless to say, this is a little difficult.

Ladies, I know how hard it is to say goodbye, but by the grace of God, we will get through this.

So, here are some tips I would like to share with the ladies currently experiencing long distance.

  1. It is not going to be easy, but it is so going to be worth it.
  2. Set date nights and facetime dates. I am such an over planner. Luckily it has come in handy when it comes to planning at least one weekend a month to dedicate to spending time with Henry. We also try to facetime each other at least once a week. Because it is just oh so nice to see his face.
  3. Pray Together. If Christ wasn’t the center of our relationship I don’t think we would have lasted through this experience. Praying together and separately has helped us grow so much closer. Pray for peace, safety for each other, and that God will be present in both of your lives. It helps.
  4. Make the best of this time. Henry and I are trying to use this time to find ourselves, get out of our comfort zones, and grow a stronger relationship with Christ. For us personally, we are also using this time to prepare for marriage. By preparing our hearts for each other, we are learning how to trust each other greatly and to have patience through this time.

This is only the beginning of Henry and I’s distance away from each other, but I can proudly say it has helped our relationship grow stronger than ever. I am praying for each of you that needed to read this.

I love you all to the moon and back!

Love, Hay

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