Best friends are one of the greatest blessings God can give you. All friendships have ups and downs and bumps in the road that you have to overcome, and long-distance is just one of those bumps. While it's hard, it really is a big blessing in disguise.
Here are 10 things that happen when you are in a long distance friendship:
1. Snapchat streak
Technology is amazing.
2. Weekly FaceTimes
There is nothing like a facetime call that was supposed to be 10 minutes, and you're now going on your 3rd hour.
3. You always pick up right where you left off.
Sometimes, life gets in the way and you don't get to talk to your best friend as much as you would like. Once everything settles down and you finally get to talk, it's as if no time has passed and that's the best thing about friendship.
4. Random reassurance/encouragement texts
Even if you don't have time for a full conversation, a random "hey I love you and I hope you have a great day" text in the morning sets your day up to be a great one.
5. You're counting down until the next visit.
Once you plan your visit, the countdown starts. If you're like me, you have an app on your phone that counts down the days until you are reunited with your bestie.
6. You look at old pictures and cry.
Sometimes you fall into the old picture vortex, which makes you cry because it seems like yesterday that you were attached at the hip, and now you might get to see each other once every 2 weeks. Timehop is also the worst.
7. You talk to them about your friends who are nearby.
Whenever your BFF does something funny or take a really good selfie, you have to show it off to everyone you can because you're a proud best friend.
8. When you finally get to visit, the girls days are unlike any other.
9. Our 30-minute lunch dates turn into 3-hour lunch dates.
10. The goodbyes never get easier.
Whether it's your first goodbye or your 51st goodbye, it never gets any easier. You'll always want to hold on a little longer and you'll never ever want to let go.
If you're one of the ones who doesn't get to experience long distance, hug your best friend anytime you can for those of us who don't get to hug ours as often.