11 months

posted on: 11.10.2011


What's a little ocean between us when you're this close to my heart?

I've spent the last 11 months with the most intimidating godliest man I know. You can read a little about his side of our beginning here. The Lord called me out of the US 4 months ago and we've been doing the long distance relationship since. We have the skype screenshots to prove it:




However, the guy was here 3 weeks ago! Best couple of days in a while.


Word of advice? Long distance is HARD, but not impossible.
If anything, this has brought us closer. Funny how God works, huh? It's like with Isaac and Rebecca. He makes the impossible, possible. He makes the unlikely work out; all because the Lord had it planned! All for His glory.

It's going to be almost a year since this godly man showed up to a blue house, knocked on the door and found a nervous girl who's never done 'courtship' before and asked her spiritual authority the permission to get to know her. We knew we wanted all of God, and that somehow included us being in each others lives.

Thank you L, for this adventure.  We have no idea when we will see each other, but we know we will. Each day with you gets better and better.

31 Smiles:

  1. As weird as it sounds, this is incredibly helpful for me to see. I'm a senior in high school and I've been thinking a ton about dating and relationships in my past, present and future. It's hard to figure out what the healthiest, most beneficial thing is when for the most part, all I see modeled is the dating gone wrong that most high schoolers go for. Seeing God-focused, God-honoring relationships is a real encouragement. :)

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  2. Aw you're so right, long distance can be pretty hard. I honestly think it is not for everyone and it is not always possible. However, if you guys get through this, it will mean you were made for each other.. simple as that(:

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  3. I so enjoy reading about your story. It's always encouraging to see that God can bring the perfect person into your life who will only draw us closer to Him. It's amazing and beautiful.

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  4. I did long distance for 3 years and I absolutely agree! Only, the challenge for us now is adjusting back to seeing each other every day.
    ~Veronica

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  5. This is so cute! God is so faithful to you guys! It's really awesome to hear the success you two have with this long distance relationship.

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  6. praying God provides you with whatever you need to make it work! I know it's hard, but you can do it.

    P.S. that first picture is absurdly adorable.

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  7. I know we will get through this. I'm a freshman in college, so me and my high school boyfriend that have been dating for 2 and a half years are now in a long distance relationship. We have been for 3 months now, I agree that its hard but it brings us so much closer!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  8. I stole a line from your blog and tweeted it.

    Because of the recent awakening of LOVE and the lack of constraint mentally to want to talk to this person constantly... I have decided to deactivate the tool easily used for edification and distraction FACEBOOK and seek the Lord fully. I don't know why I'm telling you this but I just pray that I can stay strong and resist any type of pursuit while the LORD works this all out in my heart and in the heart of this man who is showing me interest.

    Would you pray for me sister? Your blog is a blessing and much needed refuge as always...

    ♥CheChe

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  9. You two are such a beautiful couple! I have been long distance with my boyfriend for a couple years (he is only 2 hours away) and its been rough. God makes all things possible! :)

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  10. AW! How sweet are you two.

    Id love for you to follow my blog, let me know and Ill be sure to follow you back!


    Cant wait,
    Summer-Raye

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  11. im so happy for you sweet girl :) makes my heart smile.

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  12. This was beautiful.
    I can tell you from first hand experiencing-- nothing matters more than being with a man that loves and fears GOD. My husband pushes me towards integrity and living a life of pursuing and following Christ.
    You two have a beautiful thing going on. Cherish it. I'm excited to see where God takes your relationship.
    My husband and I had to go through long-distance from December - May of this year for some specific training he had to go do for work... it was super difficult! But you're right, you grow closer. With God on your side, you can withstand anything.

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  13. i love your blog. you and i write about a lot of the same topics; it's great to see another young woman blogging about chasing after God's heart in her life, relationships, and future! so glad you commented on my blog first and that i found yours :) thank you for writing and sharing your heart!

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  14. this post is so precious. and i love how you opened it too, because it is true, as long as people are so close to our hearts, they are never too far away. adore!!
    xo TJ

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  15. My now husband and I had to do long distance for 3 years every other 3 months (I had internships required for school) and it was so hard but being forced to communicate mostly on the phone made our relationship even deeper. There's something special about making it through all that. Keep staying positive!

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  16. this is beautiful....courtship that truly glorifies the Lord is such a wonderful thing!!

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  17. What an interesting story. I will definitely have to read some of the back history. I admire and value how much God means to you, that's the best way to prioritize one's life, by His will.

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  18. congrats on 11 months together.

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  19. so glad you wrote this.
    it's beautiful. you're right. its not impossible!

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  20. My hubby and I have been in a long distance relatiosnhip from the start... and youre right, God truly does make the impossible, quite possible! Its been 3 years and only getting stronger:)

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  21. my husband and i did long distance for a little while. it IS super tough, but SOO wonderful when you're finally able to spend every day together.

    so glad you two found each other!

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  22. So sweet! I love you two together!

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  23. aw so so cute!! you guys look gr8 together! and yes long distance is hard! i am doing it now and yea it def comes with its ups and downs


    http://infinitelifefitness.com
    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  24. I love the name of your blog. :) The top photo is such a pretty picture!

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  25. So beautiful! What a masterpiece He is weaving of your life!

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  26. You had a cute concept of your blogs, so pretty and thank you for sharing....

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  27. one of the sweetest posts! keep up, long distance relationship maybe hard but it's also worth it in time.

    God bless!

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  28. distance can't stop love... nothing can. You two are going to do beautiful things together!!!

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  29. This is the first time I have viewed your blog but I love it!

    Keep pursuing a godly relationship :)

    http://callchristina.blogspot.com/

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  30. Cuties to the max! Congrats to you both, and YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS YOU! God is building your character like crazy during a long distance relationship--what a refining process. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Oh dear I can definitely relate to this! My husband and I were in a long distance r/s for nearly 2 years and of those 2 years I was away in France for 6 months. We were both committed to each other and ready to move closer, but he eventually moved to my town and left everything behind to start a new life with me. God was at the center of it all because everything fell into place. Such a blessing.

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