They tell me long distance relationships never work. But if they did, how would anyone know?
They tell me to give up and find someone closer, but i refuse.
It's the hard times, the longing, the dying to be with them. It's the sting left on your lips after waking up from a dream of their kiss.
It's knowing somewhere, far away, someone holds your heart in their hands so carefully, so sweetly. Patiently waiting to hold you, in their hands, instead. Though, they will not give your heart up, they will just keep it safe in their pocket as they finally hold their love.
It's knowing that you will wait forever to be with them, and wish the best for them.
It's knowing you hold their heart, too. Their precious heart.. beating for you. Knowing YOU are the one that holds it, no matter the distance.
It's knowing that of all the other guys/girls they know, they picked YOU. They chose to love YOU.
It's knowing what it is like to be so far apart, and cherishing the moments together twice as much as anyone else would.
It's having someone there, when everyone else walked away from you. Knowing that no matter how far, what skin color, what religion, what city, state, country, or continent, they love you. And you love them.
It's knowing they smile because of you, thinking and dreaming of you so far away.
It's listening to them fall asleep on the phone/skype or any other communication method.
It's planning to see them soon, planning the future with them.
It's knowing they have you on their mind always.
It's love, but so much stronger.
Able to build, improve, and grow stronger despite the time zones, hour differences, and great masses of land between you two.
It's like a sunflower, long distance love. Compared to "normal" relationships: a rose.
Sure a rose is beautiful, and colorful. But it protects itself with thorn to keep things from harming it, and roses die quickly.
Sunflowers, looming tall above the ground, reaching for the sky, with a stronger support to hold it up.
"Normal" relationships these days end in tears and hurt feelings most of the time. No one has what it takes to stay together, except a selective few, and those of us Long Distance-ers. "Normal", they are close to you, always available, sure. But often you get sick of always having them around. Shorter patience, less putting your all into it.
Long Distance, however...
Putting 100% into it, because, like the sunflower, it is heavier, taller, and needs that strong stem to keep it supported. Long Distance is for the strong, the patient, the faithful, the hard-headed, strong willed, and passionate. Keeping something alive, even if you dont see their smile every day.
People often judge, because you dont see your love, or for some, havent met in person,yet.
But doesnt that show some form of true love? Loving them for what they are, even when you may not know how they walk, how they sleep, or how they like their breakfast. It's knowing them so much, but not knowing the physical, not yet.
Long distance is thriving for, lusting for, loving and living for, someone who cannot be by your side when you cry.
Yes, Long Distance holds it's toll.
No hand to hold, no hug when you had a hard day, no kiss when youre crying.
But when life is getting you down because your love is so far, and plans never seem to work out, take a step back and thing/say to yourself:
My love, the person i breathe for, loves me. They. love. ME. out of all the girls they met, the ones they know, the ones before me, I am the one who is holding their heart right now. And out of all the circumstances, i met this amazing, wonderful, beautiful person, and they let me love them. They too, do not care about the distance, as long as they can call me theirs, like i call them mine. They dream about me, they want me, they need me, they LOVE ME. They see past all the shit, the hurtful things people say, the doubt everyone throws at us, and they love me, for me, even without "knowing" me.
Long Distance is about trusting someone, once a complete stranger, with everything you are. Trusting them with your secrets, your dreams, your hopes, and wishes. Trusting them with your life, and hoping, knowing, they will love you the same, and not tell another person. It's about holding on to something you may not truly, physically i mean, have. It's about having enough, and finding everything when people see it as having nothing. It's about waiting patiently, for your love to be at your side at last.
It's the moment they ARE finally at your side. It's the bursting butterflies in your stomach, because, at last, this person who was so far away is here. The person who was so far away, but you love with all you are, is holding your hand, kissing your lips, holding you tight. Speaking to you, right to you, not to a phone, or computer, or whatever else. Right to you. Looking into your eyes, learning you as you learn them.
Long Distance is beautiful. It is strong, it is so hard.
But it is SO worth it.