Distance

January 3, 2011

Today as I am only 12 short days from marrying Ryan, I have been thinking about the things that have taken place to get us to this point. Telling friends from home about our lives together has seemed more ironic to  me than it did before I returned to Memphis. The Lord has orchestrated our relationship in a way that we could have (nor probably would have) planned. We both grew up just 11 miles from each other for 15 years.

He graduated from high school and moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky to attend  Western. Then I followed just a year later. It seems humanly ridiculous, but the Lord’s timing was perfect. We needed to be those people when we met– not years prior for some reason or another. We developed a friendship with no sense of attraction for the first year and a half. This sort of shocks me because we are both planners and were both caught off guard by our feelings just months later. The first 3 months of our new interest in each other was divided by and 11 hour distance between Bowling Green and Dallas where we had to get to know each other by phone calls (something I am so grateful for now). And here we are– 12 days away from committing the rest of our lives to each other– and we are still getting to know each other by our phones. Besides the year and a half we have shared together in Bowling Green as a couple, our relationship has been ironically distant. The times we didn’t know each other at all, we were so so close. And when we wish to be together, we are hours apart.

The good news is that we will be together soon until death do us part.

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