Long Distance.

Technology is such a powerful thing.

Never in my life have I dreamed of having a long distance relationship with only the technology and internet to bridge us together.

He’s from New Jersey and I’m all the way here in Asia. We communicate through Facebook Messenger.

But no matter how often we talk online, there’s really no substitute for face to face conversation.

It takes time, effort and commitment to survive this. There are times that I wonder why I have to wait for so long, endure the anticipation and keep my steadfastness to him during the times we are so far apart.  I have to remind myself that this is just temporary and that if this feeling is for us, then it will abide for as long as it can.

On the other hand, it gives us the chance to be tested in endless ways. So many things could happen, so many temptations to avoid, and so many missed opportunities can occur while we’re apart. Yet for reasons unknown,  this kind of relationship seems to stands the test of time.

Some people may disagree with this, arguing that distance can break a couple apart. Due to various allurements that may surround each other, it only takes a matter of time for one of them to give up. I’ve seen this happen on a lot of occasions. And it makes me worried sick to think this could happen to me too.

On the brighter side, I’ve seen couples who used to be so far apart and only get together occasionally and still is happily together even until now.

One thing that reassures me though is the fact that I know it was God who brought us together. I would have never thought of going through with this if it wasn’t for the stars aligning for both us. If it is not meant to be, let it be. But I’m still praying for the best.

And once again, I really thank God for the people He used to make advanced technology possible. I know it took a lot of code memorization and engineering expertise to come up with such ways to communicate in great distances. But now that it’s possible, there are virtually no limits to what us humans can do.

It’s only our choice to either use it for good or not.

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