After months of wishing this day would never come…it’s here; the day Jay leaves for Australia. This is by far the most emotionally difficult day I’ve had in a while, but I’m confident we can somehow make this relationship work.
For the past few days, we’ve tried to spend as much time as possible together. We’ve crammed in as many activities as we could think of and ate at all the most delicious restaurants. Staying positive and enjoying the time we had was key to making the initial separation more bearable…but trust me, it’s still extremely difficult to deal with a long distance relationship.
The last hour before he left, we found ourselves lost in the fear of what’s to come. Not many people go through with long distance relationships and many that do, end up with a broken heart. You can never fully prepare yourself for the future of your relationship, but we remain confident that it will all work out for the best.
Before Jay left, I gave him a few “Open When” letters. I read about the idea on several other LDR blogs and websites. Hopefully these will help him when he faces a difficult day away from me. In exchange for the letters, he left me with a card to open “whenever I want to.” I’m interested to see what’s inside, but I don’t want to peak too soon!
So for now, I’m going to try an adjust to his absence by keeping busy and thinking of our wonderful memories together. I’m already super excited for our first Skype date or that first imessage from him…but for now, I’ll track his flight and stuff my face with cookies.