Paige, a SpouseBuzz reader, submitted this quote as her military wife mantra: “Distance does to love what wind does to fire. It extinguishes the weak and feeds the strong.”
Love that. Have seen that in action. Plan to be whipped up into a blaze by distance every time.
Yet Paige’s mantra got us to thinking about other quotes we like about long distance love in military life. Here are a few of our favorites:
"We are the perfect couple, we're just not in the perfect situation." - Anonymous
"Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It's for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It's for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don't see it nearly enough..." -Meghan Daum
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in/ my heart)i am never without it(anywhere/ i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done/by only me is your doing,my darling)--e.e. cummings
Love is what you've been through with somebody. -- James Thurber
Let the wife make her husband glad to come home... and let him make her sorry to see him leave.--Martin Luther
Can miles truly separate you.... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there? -Richard Bach
All human wisdom is summed up in two words--wait and hope." Alexandre Dumas Pere
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow--that is patience. - Anonymous
People imagine that losing a loved one works kind of like missing cigarettes. The first day is really hard and the next day is less hard and so forth, easier and easier the longer you go on. But instead it’s like missing water. Every day, you notice the person’s absence more. -Anne Tyler
What are your favorite quotes and stories about long distance love?