It never ceases to amaze me how much I have in common with some of my clients.
When meeting Jenna and Andrew for the first time, it was amazing how many similarities we shared — a love of the Charleston, SC waterfront, a romantic walk on the beach, meeting our future spouse while attending college, and most of all, conquering the tests of a long distance relationship.
For many months while attending the University of South Carolina, Jenna and Andrew both resided in the same apartment complex, attended the same gym and some of the same classes. But it wasn’t until a week before they graduated the two finally met face-to-face. They ended up forming a friendship-turned-relationship that spanned nearly four years — most from a distance.
After graduation, Jenna returned home to the Rock Hill area, while Andrew made a backpacking trip across Europe. When it came time for Andrew to return to the states, he decided to relocate to Charlotte, and the couple eventually began dating. Within a year, Andrew was on the move again, as he accepted a job in Columbia, SC, and they continued their relationship via text, email, phone and visits.
Talking about their relationship, Jenna said, “It definitely took a lot of trust, patience and us always putting each other first through the distance.”
And Andrew’s proposal? It happened at one of their favorite places — The Battery on the Charleston Waterfront, which is why we all agreed that Charleston, SC would be the perfect spot for their engagement session.
My grandmother used to say “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” I think she would say it definitely applied for Jenna and Andrew.
“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…”