No one dreams about Christian long distance relationships. One of the first things we learned is that our trips to see each other can often feel a lot like vacation. We filled our visits with walks on the beach, scenic hikes, parties and great meals. Every dating relationship should have moments that feel like a vacation.
But 4, miles is an awfully long way. But there was one chap in the States who persisted and we ended up swapping messages for over a year, despite us both knowing it was a non-starter. One day, he announced out of the blue that he wanted to fly to Britain to meet me after all. Long distance relationships are tough. Just meeting in the first place is hard enough see my blog Meeting Across The Miles here.
Most days, my husband and I are no more than 70 feet apart from each other. This is the distance from his garage to my home office. The working arrangement we have gives us the opportunity to eat our meals together, as well as stay physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually connected. There are days that I serve in the garage as the secretary, parts deliverer, customer service representative, and the navigator for roadside customers who need immediate mobile service. I am truly working on being the ultimate helpmate to my husband.
We have been in touch since then, and our friendship has had its ups and downs. Amazingly we have worked through it all. We are no longer business partners but instead really close friends.