So this is my long distance boyfriend and I. We actually started talking on tumblr as friends and as we talked we eventually got onto the conversation of wouldn’t it be could if we could meet? He lives in Chicago area and I’m from Colorado so it was kind of just a humorous thought. We’d talk and he’d say things like yeah we can visit the city and I could show you around and so on. Time came around though where I was told him, you know what if I actually could come visit? We were both skeptical about meeting someone we don’t really know anything about honestly however, we decided why not. December last year I flew out and it was probably the best four days of my life. I experienced so many new things thanks to him. Four days though, that’s all it was. It was hard to believe that such a great guy would just be a memory in four days. That somebody who interested me and was so sweet would just be a temporary thing. I didn’t believe in long distance relationships, neither did he. The day I got back, he told me how much he liked me. He stated how strong of a click he felt with me and how he hasn’t had that spark with anyone in over two years, only it was a lot more romantically worded than that. We decided to try a long distance relationship which we were both weary about. Now though, I’m very happy we jumped on that boat. I can’t imagine my life without him currently. After that trip he came and visited over my birthday and met my family and best friends, which they all approved. Their support helps push through. Then I spent this whole summer here in Illinois which has been the happiest summer of my life.
You know, during our times apart, I found this blog. Your blog honestly has helped give me moral support through all of this. From the little pictures to other people’s stories it all has helped. I’m very thankful for this blog and what you are doing is such a fantastic thing to help out everyone within the long distance community. This Saturday, August 17th, our long distance relationship will resume as I go home to continue school and what not. But I know we can make it through, it gets easier with every time but yet it also gets harder. And like every relationship, we argue. That’s a fact that comes with every relationship though. When the distance is factored in though, some fights can be hard to get over but, it’s the faith and love that both partners need to pull through. And I am in love with this man. I just wanted to share our story and say thank you for what you are doing.