Sharing the song that has been my constant reminder every time I miss my husband. God willing, in five month’s time, Dane will finally be home from Riyadh, KSA. Who would’ve thought it’s almost two years already since we said our goodbyes at the airport? Many say that it was too fast.
For those who didn’t wait, two years may seem to fly fast. However, for us who wait every day, it feels like it was decades ago. I can’t believe we are nearing the end of our waiting phase. And when all this is over, I hope we can say we’re not doing it ever again.
It was never easy for us. We had so many things to consider. Some of them include the timezone difference (PH is 5 hrs ahead of KSA), our work schedules, the internet connection, planning and saving, and Nate. Our adjustment stage was hard too, we fought a few times during the first few months, sometimes over petty things. By God’s grace, I can say we’ve overcome the challenges.
When we are down, we remind each other to look into the bright side. We would then agree that in spite of all the challenges, this is still God’s blessing. It is an opportunity for us to save (although I can’t say we’ve saved a lot of money already, we’re thankful that now, we don’t live paycheck to paycheck), it was also a chance for us to prove to each other that we are faithful to our marriage – we trust each other so much more now. This is the first time we were away for this long since we started our relationship in 2008. Thank God for His guidance. Without Him, I don’t think we can make it.
My fave line in the song is the part that says: and in these times when my patience is tested, won’t you remind me that I’m not alone. Here in the waiting. So I’ll be here waiting, waiting, waiting. Believing you’ll never let go…
For those who are waiting just like us, just keep the faith on each other and to God. As long as you both trust God to keep your relationship strong and remain true to each other, you are both good hands.