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.
This is pretty much all I could think before I asked her father for his daughter’s hand in marriage.
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.
Fact: The first time Kody and I ever skyped, he had strawberry-pink hair.
And I still thought he was sexy as hell.
P.S. Babe don’t kill me for uploading this picture of you okie ty bai <3
Plumbers are red, Hedgehogs are blue, Press start to play.. and be my player two? <3
Jane Austen, from Sense and Sensibility
I’ll follow your whisper where ever it leads 'Cuz I still believe in destiny And I’ll wait for you Will you wait for me?
Everytime I know I’m going to have to board that plane alone and say goodbye it kills me more and more. The one thing keeping me strong is knowing that one day I’ll never have to board that plane again without you. I can’t wait to take you away from that hell of a school, and bring you back with me to this frozen wonderland Janine. <3
Oh how I miss you so.. I love you Janine, and I will always love you.. <3