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In just a few hours, I’ll be getting on a plane to see Kody in Canada. It’s my first time ever going there. It’s been a full year of only Kody making his way down to California to see me. Today, I’ll finally know what it’s like to be seated in his position.

I’ll be meeting his family and I’m so nervous. I pray to God they don’t think I’m awkward or weird.

My heart is beating through my chest. I’m just so excited. I’ve been waiting all summer for this. <3

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More pictures yet to come…

— Janine

Thoughts on Young Marriages

Our love is not a movie
Even though you watch us
And claim you know
“How it ends.”

And our love is not a problem
Whose equation you’ve somehow conjured up.
It needs no solving.

But there is a number you present me with,
Sure it should spark some sense into me.
Yet you should have guessed
Numbers have never spoken to the English major.

A 40% divorce rate for young marriages.
Should that come to some surprise,
You expect it’ll wake me up.

But let me present you a number of my own:
Your future holds a 100% death rate.
But does that stop you from living
Even though death is inevitable?

No? Then what makes you think
A mere 40% should scare me
From chasing after what makes me happy?

— Janine

To those in long-distance relationships:It has been over one full year in a long-distance relationship. It has been difficult. The distance in between is a constant struggle. Goodbyes at the airport only grow more painful. There is no getting &#8220;used to&#8221; it.
But despite the obstacles, such as the obvious distance, the disapproval from friends and family, we have finally made it. Kody has become an accepted part of my family, and my friends absolutely adore him. One year ago, all of this was unimaginable. When I first told my father about Kody, he said if he&#8217;d set foot in our house, he&#8217;d strangle him. (As you can probably imagine, my father is very protective.) When I first told my friends, they looked at me with an uncertainty imprinted in their smiles. Some of which even told me my decision to be with this man was a mistake. It hurt.
And still, even to this very day, I have to deal with people disapproving of our relationship. But despite what anybody says, I love this man. On the 19th of June, the day of our one year anniversary, Kody asked me to marry him. (As you may have guessed from the picture, I said yes!) We&#8217;ll be getting married in the summer of 2015, and I&#8217;ll be moving up to Canada to live with him and start our new lives together.
So I guess my message is this: If you are currently in a long-distance relationship, you should come to expect disapproval from friends, family, and even strangers. If your love for the other person is strong enough, however, you should never allow their opinions to influence your actions. If you love this person, you pull through it. Despite the disapproval. Despite the distance. Despite the pain.
Even in the face of impossibility, we&#8217;ve managed to make our relationship work, and I can&#8217;t even begin to describe how much I love my fiancé.
&#8212; Janine
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To those in long-distance relationships:

It has been over one full year in a long-distance relationship. It has been difficult. The distance in between is a constant struggle. Goodbyes at the airport only grow more painful. There is no getting “used to” it.

But despite the obstacles, such as the obvious distance, the disapproval from friends and family, we have finally made it. Kody has become an accepted part of my family, and my friends absolutely adore him. One year ago, all of this was unimaginable. When I first told my father about Kody, he said if he’d set foot in our house, he’d strangle him. (As you can probably imagine, my father is very protective.) When I first told my friends, they looked at me with an uncertainty imprinted in their smiles. Some of which even told me my decision to be with this man was a mistake. It hurt.

And still, even to this very day, I have to deal with people disapproving of our relationship. But despite what anybody says, I love this man. On the 19th of June, the day of our one year anniversary, Kody asked me to marry him. (As you may have guessed from the picture, I said yes!) We’ll be getting married in the summer of 2015, and I’ll be moving up to Canada to live with him and start our new lives together.

So I guess my message is this: If you are currently in a long-distance relationship, you should come to expect disapproval from friends, family, and even strangers. If your love for the other person is strong enough, however, you should never allow their opinions to influence your actions. If you love this person, you pull through it. Despite the disapproval. Despite the distance. Despite the pain.

Even in the face of impossibility, we’ve managed to make our relationship work, and I can’t even begin to describe how much I love my fiancé.

— Janine

"To feel your head rest on my chest
So still, and close to my breath
To feel your head rest on my chest
So still forever

Sleep now in my arms forever
Sleep now in my arms together
Dream that we won’t wake from ever
Sleep now in my arms”

- U.S.S Damini

You haven&#8217;t a clue just how much I love you. 
Waiting for you is both the easiest and hardest thing I&#8217;ve ever had to do in my life. Easy, because I would walk to the ends of the earth just to get to you. Hard, because I can&#8217;t stand being anywhere that isn&#8217;t next to you. But you keep me strong. You are what keeps me going. I can&#8217;t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.
&#8212; Janine
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You haven’t a clue just how much I love you. 

Waiting for you is both the easiest and hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life. Easy, because I would walk to the ends of the earth just to get to you. Hard, because I can’t stand being anywhere that isn’t next to you. But you keep me strong. You are what keeps me going. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.

— Janine

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