I have always believed that there is someone out there for everyone, and it’s a matter of time and timing, for people to find each other. I have been in many different types of relationships, some long, some short, some without consequence, and some intensely profound. A few of them have been long distance, and even though they were not by choice, I think I have gained some knowledge out of them. Yes, the relationships have ended, but I seem to be a fuller person because of them.
Long distance relationships are hard for many reasons, but without patience they are not only unbearable, but impossible to sustain. I heard this recently, and thought I would share with those of you brave enough to give love, no matter how far, a shot.
“They say patience is a virtue, and like most virtues we never know if we poses it until its been tested. If we’re lucky we have someone to take that test with us, and if we can pass that test, if we can wait long enough, we just might find the reward greater than we ever expected. The funny thing about waiting is that it always seems the more we want something, the longer we have to wait for it. Deciding to wait out the long haul shouldn’t be taken lightly, but it’s a decision easier to live with than others.” Marin, Men in Trees.