Continued from part one here. We promised we would make it work. It turned out to be easier than we excepted to see each other. Dale's first year, he went to Georgia Tech so it was only a little over 2 hours to drive. We had so much fun in Atlanta. We visited the Georgia Aquarium, went to a Braves game, World of Coke Museum, and a lot of places for dinner.
However, it wans’t all rainbows and butterflies...it’s hard work making a relationship last when you go up to 6 weeks at times with out seeing each other. Dale's sophomore year, he transferred to University of Tennessee so the drive turned from 2 hours to over 4 hours. BUT, with hard work and determination, we made it work and did not break up once through college! We enjoyed football games together, my sorority parties and formals, and random relaxing weekends together.
I would not change the tough times for anything because it made us who we are. We know what life is like through a long distance relationship and if we can make it through 4 years of that, we can make it through any thing! We knew in to college that when I graduated we would be ready for marriage and to just be together since we had spent 4 long years apart.
...part three coming next: Engagement story...