In honor of the blogging ritual of “Friday Fives”, I’m sharing some favorites about a favorite piece of my life…
The boy! (squeal)
Who I get to finally see after 2 months tomorrow! (squeal) (squeal) (squeal) This summer, he has been serving little ones as a counselor at a summer camp in Missouri, and I couldn’t be more proud of him, or more excited to see his face!
A little secret about us – we are seasoned pros at long distance. Longgg distancel. In fact, we’ve never in the same city at the same time for more than a few days. Our track record includes:
Dallas, TX Charlotte, NC
Austin, TX Nashville, TN
Branson, MI Charlotte, NC
Austin, TX Ft Worth, TX
Dallas, TX Branson, MI
Crazy to think it’s been this way for over a year and a half, but we’ve relied on the Lord and He’s been faithful. We couldn’t be happier! This summer has been even more “LD” with him having limited access to phone and internet. I will say, though, that’s made communication more creative and more fun. Here are my favorite things about dating a summer camp counselor over these past two months!
1. Facebook Pictures (or stalking…)
Call me obsessive, but nothing has been better than seeing new pictures uploaded to Facebook by his co-counselor! Love this one of them. (He’s on the left.)
From the looks of things, they’ve had a blast with the little hooligans they’ve gotten to “parent”.
2. Knowing More About Music
This kid knows his stuff. Like went to Belmont freshman year as a commercial voice major knows his stuff. In fact… he’s gonna kill me for doing this… but I just have to show y’all HOW good he is.
RIGHT. I know. I die every time. Give me a sec to regroup. Ok, I’m good.
Anyways, this music guru hasn’t had access to radio or itunes or youtube, so low and behold, I’m the one who knows all the latest tunes. Let me assure you, this has never happened before. I was uncannily excited, therefore, to send him a CD of my favorite summer songs knowing that he hasn’t heard them yet. I can’t wait for him to get all caught up on his long car ride home!
3. Selfie Swapping
Whenever he does get his phone, selfies seem to be the best way to relay exactly what we’re doing without spending 30 minutes typing out a text. There’ve been plenty of funny ones, and I love being able to flip back through them!
4. Receiving Letters
As much as I love my deliveries from JCrew and Groopdealz, nothing beats a simple white envelope with my name written on it that holds a sweet letter from my favorite counselor.
And y’all… Is there anything more romantic?
5. Skype Dates
Skype has become our best friend over the course of our relationship. It’d be fair to call it the long distance equivalent to your typical dinner and movie date. I’d look forward to them every week. Let’s face it… he’s just kinda fun to look at!
Ahh, the beauty of screen shots. This must have been after I said something sarcastic (and incredibly witty and funny). Skype dates are about as good as it gets when you’re states away.
So there ya have it. Long distance has it’s pros and cons, ups and downs, and a whole lot of learning opportunities. I’ve loved the fun things these past two months have held, but I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been looking forward to tomorrow the whole time!
He’ll be back in Ft. Worth for a couple days before heading back home to Charlotte, NC. But no worries… I’ll be visiting him in a few weeks!
Wishing you a fun, restful weekend with the people in your life that you love! :)