The other day I read this from one of my favourite bloggers.
What really struck me was her desire to thrive rather than just survive.
Ok, so I know the boy isn't on deployment etc but the truth of those words really hit me.
So bearing that in mind I write this letter to my man.
A lot has changed in the past few months. We are a long way from each other. We have gone from seeing each other every day to seeing each other on average once a month. This is the one year we will be furthest apart.
More than anything I want to come out of this strong and confident. I want to mature and grow and understand more.
I want to come out of this year with a deeper realisation of you and us. I want to use this year to trust. To trust in God's timing and plans and trust in your love. I want to grow as a woman to be the best I can be for you.
I don't want to just survive this year.
Even in three months we have grown. We have communicated more, shared more, loved more.
More than anything I have learnt to accept. You do not find this as difficult as me but I am learning to accept a situation that I have no control over.
In short we have grown up.
We are learning that Happy comes from knowing each other are in the right place. I am blessed that you "get" me, that you love that I am loving my job. I am blessed to know that you care so much that I am happy.
On paper this year is not ideal.
In reality we are thriving.
Me and you; we are doing just fine.