Never in a million years did I think I’d find someone so utterly and completely perfect, someone who would make me happier than I ever dreamed I could be, someone that would touch my life so profoundly and just give me a whole new reason to breathe. But then I found you and realized that everything I anticipated you to be doesn’t even compare to who you are.
I think you know you love someone when you are in love with them, not the idea of being in love; just the person- themselves fully. You want to be with them on their moody days and saturate yourself with them on their bad days. You don’t care if they are a grumpy over thinker at 11 at night and you don’t care if they are miserable when they wake up. You don’t care if they get excited over something you think is pointless. You love them, so you love what they do. You love them and what they love.
Long distance relationships suck, they really do, but they’re so beneficial. I’ve learned to appreciate every text, kiss, phone call, high five, hug, nap, skype conversation, snapchat, etc. I’ve learned to save up my money and to work hard for it. I’ve learned that the best things really do come to those who wait. I’ve learned to cherish my boyfriend on a whole new level. I’ve learned to control my emotions and to not fight over bullshit. I’ve learned to love myself. I’ve learned that my presence can change my boyfriend’s day. I’ve learned my boyfriend loves to be surprised with gifts. I’ve learned that the boy I’m waiting for is the one I want to spend forever with. As tiring as a LDR is, I would have never learned any of this if it wasn’t for distance.
Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad, because I miss you, I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss.