Hi friends! I’m Mallory from Mal Smiles and I am happy to be sharing Marquis’ blog today. One of the things I admire most about Marquis is her strong connection with her husband. My husband and I are also very close and I just moved over 1,600 miles away from him! We will be apart for a little over four weeks until he can join me in Colorado Springs, CO. While we are apart, we have a variety of ways to keep our marriage and connection strong despite the distance.
1. Facetime. One of the things I miss most about being with DLW is talking to him face to face. I have so many little things I want to tell him throughout the day but I don’t want to overload him with texts. I make a list of things to tell DLW when we get a chance to Facetime in the evenings. Just seeing his face when we chat makes me feel closer to him.
2. Snail Mail. DLW & I dated long distance at first and I sent him at least one letter a week for months. While I am living in Colorado alone, I will be sending him notes & cards to let him know I am thinking of him. It is cathartic to put my feelings in writing and DLW keeps all my notes & letters!
3. Instagram. I convinced DLW to download Instagram a few months ago and now he is hooked! I am loving his pictures of our dogs and updates about what he’s up to back in Virginia. It is a gret tool to follow each other throughout the day without having to send him 87 picture messages.
4. Music. Like any couple, we have specific songs that are ‘ours.’ Anytime one of our songs comes on my iPhone or the radio, I will text the lyrics to DLW. Music can bring back fond memories and reinforce your connection. This song came on the radio this week and I immediately texted the chorus to DLW.
Although being 1,600+ miles apart for a month is challenging, it is minor compared to what we will most likely face down the road in our Army career. DLW & I are using this time apart to communicate in a variety of ways and reenforce our connection despite the distance. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder and I am counting down the days until DLW arrives in Colorado. I would love for you to hop over to Mal Smiles and follow us on our new adventure!