Don’t you think there’s something special about your partner’s side of the bed? When I can’t sleep I roll over onto the side Kai would be sleeping on when he’s here and there’s just something very comforting about it. -Cas

I want to see you.
Then hug you.
Kiss you.
Make you smile.
Make you laugh.
I just simply want to be there.
Or you here with me.
Then lie by your side.
And make you feel you are loved.

Long distance is not easy.

It is not easy to watch someone through a screen instead of your eyes tracing the curves of their face while they’re standing in front of you.

It’s not easy to have a bad day and not be able to see one of the only people that can make it better. For something exciting to happen and not be able to celebrate about it that night.

To not be able to have brunch on Sunday morning, or make dinner plans for when you get off work, or snuggle up together on the couch for one of the nights a tv show comes on that you both love.

Sometimes you miss them so much and it’s like you can’t get relief from it. Sure, you plan times to see each other but some nights are bad and you need them right now and you need to touch them or you’ll die and your heart has never felt so lonely.

Long distance is not easy but one day it will be worth it. One day you’ll live in a cute apartment together where you can wake up next to each other and fuck each other to sleep and a see you later means see you tonight when we get off and it’s time for dinner. Long distance is a choice. It’s a commitment to say, “I love you more than all of the distance between us.”

—  you will always be worth it
When I saw you, I knew I was going to love you.
Parts of me were afraid,
Tentative,
Hesitant.
But never resistant.
The rest of me breathed you in
Deeply
And sighed with relief.
The rest of me thought,
“Finally.”

When I kissed you, I thought,
“Maybe God IS real.”
Because your skin made me want to sing hymns.
Because your caress was a blessing, a baptism.
Because there was no way
You were created just as simply as I had been.
Created as a universe’s afterthought.
No.
You were planned.
Intentional.
Something out there saw the terrifying beauty of our cosmos
And put them in your eyes.
And it said,
“This… This is my masterpiece.”
An I couldn’t agree more.
—  Lauren Lujan
Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It is for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It is for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.

I love you, not because of what you have, but because of what I feel.

I care for you, not because you need care, but because I want to.

I’m always here for you, not because I wan’t you to be with me, but because I want to be with you.