As I reach my fourth month of being a missionary girlfriend I’ve realized a few things.
1. It’s okay to date. When my missionary first left I stayed inside acting like a hermit. In my head there was no reason to even fully get ready in the morning. What was the point? My man was on the other side of the world. But really, DATING IS A GOOD THING. With every date, with every hormonal feeling, I find myself falling even harder for my missionary. Awkward dates are awesome dates because every time things don’t work out with someone else, it reaffirms how great my relationship is.
2. It’s okay to cry. Let it all out. Some days are going to be harder than others. Some days two years will seem like and eternity and other days it’ll feel like a cinch. But crying is never a bad thing. I remember when I was younger my dad would go on business trips a lot. My mom would ask of I missed him and I’d answer “yes.” She would say “That means you love him.” Missing your missionary is never a bad thing. It proves that what you have with him is good.
3. My testimony of missionary work is growing stronger. I’ve always loved missionary work, I’ve always known that I was going to marry an RM. There was never another option in my mind. Being here and supporting my missionary through this experience has given me so much more perspective on it all. I hear the stories of his miracles that he sees every day and of the acts of service that someone remembers and I KNOW that these missionaries are called of God. They are truly working in his name to bring to pass greater things than we can imagine.
Keep your chin up, my lovelies! Even the hardest days without him will be forgotten once you see him again. It will all be worth it!