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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

LDR Diary: Day 730 of 730


I've used this photo several times on this blog already.

This was Dane two years ago today. It was the day he turned his back on us and leave to fly for KSA. The day when all Nate did was run around the place. At 1 year and 4 months, he didn't understand what was going on.

Today, we are officially two years away from each other. The longest we've been apart so far. What do I feel about it? I feel blessed, I am thankful that God gave us the strength to endure the hardships we've experienced the past 730 days.

Is it over? No, it isn't. 

He is supposed to go home at least 3 days from now but he isn't. In fact, he won't be home until the end of December.

Am I happy about it? 

That the contract has already ended? Yes. That he's not coming home until December? No. But I am not mad either. If not for our pre-booked flights, I bet he would come home already. We're itching to see each other and I am excited to see how Nate would react once he sees his papa again. However, for now, we'll have to prolong the waiting game. After all, it seems that we're starting to get used to this setup. That's just how it is when you don't have a choice, isn't it?

What did the last two years do to us? 
This two years away made us stronger. We trust each other even more now that we've proven our love despite the distance. If not for God's guidance partnered with our faith in this relationship, I don't think we'd come this far.

By God's grace, Dane and I were able to save for the past two years. Maybe not that much but I am still happy we now have an emergency fund and few things I call 'small investments'. Before he goes back to KSA, I'm hoping we can both have our VULs done. We'll also have to check his SSS so we can resume with his monthly contributions on that too. Ahhh! So many things to do, so little time! :(

Just a few days ago, we were talking about how simple things were back then - just the two of us, we had a lot of time together. There were times we would just spend hours in bed talking about wee things, watch movies, eat or sing together. We didn't have savings and we were trying to make ends meet but for years of that setup, we survived!

It's funny how things change when one becomes a parent already. You would be willing to give up so many things for the sake of your child/children. We'd always say to each other, if not for Nate, we would never want an LDR. Haha!

Don't get me wrong, I am not blaming Nate. In fact, he is our inspiration. He is one of the reasons why we struggle, we fight for survival. He is among the reasons why we don't give up. I guess that's just how it is when you become a parent, right? 

Excuse my drama as I count three more months before my love comes home. :D

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18 comments:

  1. Don't worry, mabilis na ang panahon pag ber-months. Congrats, nasurvived mo ang LDR! With regard to VUL, it is better if you can ask for proposal na so you can review the different plans then pagdating ni Dane, sign of contract na lang para mabilis. Just this month, I availed VUL for my son naman. :)

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    1. Thank you, Yes, I know! Survivor ako, lol! Re: VUL, thanks! I'll ask the financial adviser about that! ♥

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  2. Buti nalang may internet na sa panahon natin ngayon. Na kahit magkalayo ay pwwdeng magkaroon ng constant communication ang bawat isa. Yung magkasama nga, may struggles, what more ang magkalayo. I pray that you'll be together soon and for good. I am a product of almost this kind of family setup and although it went well for us in some areas, I'd have had rather us all together in one one country(this is due to my perspective now that I'm a parent also). :) mabilis nalang naman. It's good that God is the center of your relationship. :) Is he atending a Christian fellowship in KSA? pM me if he needs one. :)

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    1. Thank you for the prayer, I appreciate that! Sent you a PM. :) I believe this temporary lang 'to, matatapos din.

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  3. Ang hirap talaga mawalay sa minamahal. At least now, you can stay in touch through social media. Though I understand, iba pa rin talaga ang magkasama. I wish you both strength.

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    1. Thank you! ♥ Korek ka jan, sis, iba parin pag magkasama talaga! But internet is definitely a big help samin.

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  4. sobrang hirap talaga ng long distance relationship. but the good side is you are trusting the Lord and He will make everything okay. You must be counting the days until December sa sobrang excitement no? :P

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    1. Ay, you bet, sis! Grabe, everyday, I'm counting the days! hahaha.

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  5. May kasabihan nga na nagsasabi na "ang tunay na matatag na relation ay nasusubukan pag kayo ay magkalayo ng matagal". WHOA!!! Subrang natatagalan nga ako sa 9 months of contract ni Lemuel gaw, kayo pa kaya 2 yrs? tapos ilang araw lang din kayo magkasama pag uwi nya. But I understand naman eh sa mga reasons ninyo. Be thankful nalalang tayo kasi binigyan tayo ni Lord ng isang responsableng asawa na di kayang pabayaan ang pamilya at kayang kaya nilang mag sakripisyo para sa atin. aja!

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    1. Yes, gaw! Praise God for loving and responsible hubbies! ♥ Kakayanin ang paglayo lagi, sa tulong ni Lord! :)

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  6. I admire couples like you who can withstand a long distance relationship. I don't think I could. Buti na lang hubby and I have already agreed on not going this route. Kung may aalis man sa amin, dapat kasama kaming lahat. Haha! Don't worry. Konti na lang and your hubby will be home soon! :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, excited na kami! lol! And yes, I understand you and your husband's decision, I know magiging ganyan din kami someday. :)

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  7. Ow. He left pala a few days before your anniversary. Nway, he will be back soonest and surely nate will be the happiest kid in town and you the happiest wife on earth. Sabi nga nila and I always believe - distance makes the heart grow fonder.

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    1. Yes! Ay, grabe. Sobrang nakakamiss. I can't wait for our family to be reunited again.

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    2. Soonest, sis. Konting wait a moment na lang ang drama. At habang wala pa sya, tara na, pamasahe na tayo plus dalhin mo kami din sa may san Antonio na puro crepe ba yun or desserts.

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    3. Ahhh! Yes! Pamassage na tayo! lol.

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  8. Oh! I can't imagine how it feels sis. But thankful nalang modern technology na now you can have communication to each other even miles away kayo 🙂

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    1. That's true, sis! Ewan ko nalang kung wala ang social media at technology. :(

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