I have always been fond of words. I like the way they sound….well, some of them at least. I like how there are words to describe really specific feelings, thoughts and emotions. So, naturally, I also happen to like quotes too. My bedroom walls are filled with them. Some I’ve picked up from books, others I stumbled across on the internet and others are things that friends and family have said to me that I felt like I needed to remember.
And wouldn’t you know it! I, of course, have ones about long distance and military relationships. I wanted to share them because they have really helped me out at times and gave some of the best advice and motivation.
1. “Love can not be measured by how long you wait. It’s about how well you understand why you are waiting.”
Some days I feel like this is all just too much. Like life is moving so fast and he isn’t here to see or be apart of any of it. But then I find myself thinking about the future or about what our kids might be like or how I want to decorate or house, etc. and all of a sudden none of the other stuff matters. Focus on what and why you are waiting.
2.”Distance means so little when someone means so much.”
We all get the response, “I have no idea how you do it,” from other people at least once a week. Want to know why I do this? Because I have never met anyone that is so worth it. Distance means absolutely nothing when the end goal is so worth it.
3.”Distance does not ruin a relationship. Doubts do.”
I’m a worrier. I have anxiety. Panic attacks, the whole nine yards. I’ll readily admit that. I find that most of the time when a fight or argument is my fault it is because I was the one that worried myself into it. I created a situation in my head that I had no evidence to back up in the first place.
Learn to stop these thoughts. Recognize when these thoughts are coming up and ask yourself if you really have any solid evidence to back it up. If not, MAKE AN EFFORT to think about something else. Don’t dwell. Easier said than done, I know. But in a long distance relationship this has to be strong.
4.”How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
I will rarely ever use the F word in my writing but…Goodbyes f**king suck to put that mildly. I HATE every second of watching Taylor walk away from me. But I’m also all about being positive. Most people at my age have never even experienced love before…I’ve found mine. How beautiful is that?
5.“Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough…”
This quote explains itself beautifully. You were strong enough to recognize the good in someone and strong enough to be in this type of relationship. Never forget that.
6.”Loving a military man is not hard. The distance is hard, the worry is hard, the sacrifices are hard. But loving him? That’s the easiest thing I have ever done.”
…Always my reply to people who question my relationship in any way, shape or form. Military life is hard. But loving Taylor is effortless.
Have any good quotes you like? Share ’em with me!!