Military Long Distance Relationships – Separated by War

I started this blog with the hope that I could provide positive yet logical advice to couples who are struggling with a long distance relationship. I thought that being in a successful long distance relationship for more than 2 years meant that I knew something about making the distance work.

I mean my boyfriend and I have overcome many challenges and have somehow managed to keep going strong. I thought our challenges were really something. I mean we’re on opposite sides of the world, communication is difficult, and we go months without seeing each other.

Yet I recently came across a blog created by a military wife, and I was humbled. Her days are filled with trying to manage a household and raise 3 kids alone all the while wondering if her husband is safe. She describes going days without be able to communicate with her husband and the joy she feels when she finally hears his voice even for a few minutes. It made me realize that she is just one of thousands of spouses and partners out there trying to live life without knowing when their love will return.

Whether or not we agree with the war, I believe we are all grateful that there are people willing to sacrifice so much to keep us safe. It takes courage and strength to be a soldier, and it takes courage and strength to love and support a soldier and a family while your partner is away. I would like to dedicate this post to all the military wives, husbands, girlfriends, and boyfriends who are separated because of the war.

May you find courage in knowing that your partner is truly a hero. Just know that even heroes need support and that your love is what will guide them through the darkest of nights. May you find peace in the calls and letters you receive no matter how short they may be.

Stay strong and know that God never gives us more than we can handle. The stronger we are the more we are tested, but we all have a path to fulfill, and the struggles are part of the journey. And when your soldier finally returns home, may this challenge strengthen your relationship and remind you that though love can be painful, it is worth fighting for.

My prayers are with you.

14 comments:

  1. This was a great blog, and meant a lot. Thank you so much, it was truly appreciated, :)

    ~Alicia

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  2. Thank you. I really liked this post, it means a lot to know that people out there support our troops and appreciate the sacrifices made :)
    And you are SO right - God doesn't give us anything that He knows we can't handle. So for now, it's one day at a time, one foot in front of the other and a whole lotta faith!

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  3. Great post! Really appreciate you taking a moment to write this and show your appreciation and support of our troops. As I'm sure you've seen, there is a HUGE community of military spouses, girlfriends, etc. on blogger. So this was excellent and well said. We all just have to get through it one day at a time and our sacrifices don't take away from the fact that you too are far from your loved one! Glad ya'll decided to create a blog. It's wonderful!

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