Happening Now: Volume One

Forty-eight hours. That’s the amount of time I spend with Dillon each week. I could complain and whine about it all the time but what is the point? This is how our relationship has been since the beginning. It is our normal.


Photo credit: Kyndle Katzer

I work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and he works 3:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. On top of that his company sent him back to college last summer which absorbed some of our “us” time. He will start his third semester on Tuesday. I’m very excited about this because his work shift will move to days and he will be at school until 9 p.m. It’s going to be a long day for him but this means I will get to see him every night before I go to bed. Hurray!

His busy schedule will all be worth it in the end once he has his degree because we will be on the same schedule. Double hurray!

I get asked a lot “Aren’t you lonely?”

Honestly, yes sometimes it does get lonely being by myself a majority of the time but I don’t sit around crying into a bowl of ice cream about it.

Our relationship has taught me to value time. Every dinner we eat, every walk we go on, every trip to the store, every Netflix show we watch, every road trip we take, I value. I truly believe it has brought us closer together.


Another thing that has brought us closer is praying for each other. I recently purchased “31 Prayers for my Future Husband” and “31 Prayers for my Future Wife.” Praying for your significant other, in all aspects of their life, strengthens the relationship so much. By putting God in the center of your relationship you both will prosper. Even if you aren’t dating or engaged right now, I strongly recommend these books. They are eye openers. Just remember these books are to be used as aids. Nothing can replace opening up your Bible with your partner!

To me, it’s not about how much time we spend together but how we use that time to serve the Lord.