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Long Distance Relationship
In January of this year, I was, once again, a bachelor. My dating life had been very selective the past two or three years, and I was quite ready to find that "special one" I knew was out there. I had been playing in a band with some of my friends, and we were looking for a change in our sound: a new singer. Preferably a female. We had friends of friends who eventually introduced us to Jenny, a red-haired beauty with an angelic voice and a fun spirit. She sang a few lines and she was in.
We began practicing together, and as the weeks passed along, Jenny and I began to develop a strong friendship. She lived 50 miles and a long-distance phone call away. Needless to say, we spent our paychecks on phonebills and gasoline. The Internet provided for a bit of help with our communication. It was a nice medium for poems and quick notes, but waiting for the other to respond took forever. Usually, we ended up calling each other instead, to save our frustration.
At 19, I was living on my own, but Jenny, 22, had moved back into her parents' house after living out of town. We were both in school -- she at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) in Chickasha, and I at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman. By April, we were dating. Jenny had never had a boyfriend before -- offers mad by others were turned down as she waited and prayed for "the right one." I had dated since middle school, but had yet to find the person I knew God had saved for me.
As we dated, our friendship grew even stronger. I began driving close to 100 miles every Sunday to attend her church. She drove the same distance (from Anadarko, where her parents lived) at least twice a week for practices and dates together. By September, on our 5th month anniversary, we were engaged. I had just transferred to her school and moved to Chickasha so that I could be closer to her.
We are getting married next month, in December, with complete blessings from our parents and friends. Good luck with your book, relationship, and all endeavors.
Michael from Oklahoma, USA
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