B&M Survive LDR!

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We are 3 years into our relationship and a little under 3 years of LDR. I bet you have only ever really heard about the bad and the ugly of Long Distance Relationships? Well with this blog, we want to share the good that comes from it as well.

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  • Bry & Marcus

Happy Mother's Day

We talk to our moms pretty often throughout the week. We’re always checking in and able to say “I love you” and “thank you” to them. Our mothers have been pretty involved with our relationship since the beginning, even as we transitioned to LDR. Seeing as today is Mothers’ Day, we figured we would write a post honoring the mothers we love so much.


Marcus: For those who don't know me that well, I was born in Atlanta, GA and my family adopted me when I was only 3 weeks old. So my family, has been really my family all my life. My mom has definitely been a loving mother all theses years. Wise and helpful and not one to play with. Trust me, I learned that the hard way. Everything I’ve learned and have accomplished have been a result of her teachings and lessons and unconditional love and support.


I’ve also have had a few chances to meet Bry’s mom as well. The first time I met her mom was at Brys graduation in May 2016. Once we started talking I could immediately tell Bry was just like her mom. The humor, sarcasm and everything. But also the love she gave me as well. We’ve had some good conversations and I look to forward to the many more conversations in the future.


Bryanna: I grew up in St. Louis, MO and I am the youngest out of my mother’s 2 children. My sister is 9 years older than me so I have partial only child syndrome. My mom and I are super close and by close I mean we talk at least 3 times a day. As Marcus mentioned, we are just alike! My humor, sarcasm and everything but my looks, because I look exactly like my dad. She has taught me how to be independent, strong, and loving but firm.


The first time I met Marcus’ mom was right before his graduation. I had flew to Atlanta and his mom and sister picked me up from the airport as he had to be at Tuskegee for graduation rehearsal. She is a beautiful, strong, and wise woman. I can’t wait to see what our relationship turns into as Marcus and I continue to grow as a couple.

Not only did we want to highlight our Mothers for Mother’s Day but we also to tell you all about how they felt about our relationship and LDR.


Marcus: I had a pretty serious, or what I thought was serious, relationship before Bry. My mom knew all about it. So once I told her that me and Bry started dating, she was a little cautious and concerned, which I understand why. Most times on the phone I would tell her about Bry and eventually she would start asking about her. My mom and sister came down to the school for Easter but were unable to meet her but they talked on the phone, which I think helped. The first time they actually met was for my graduation in July that year. She definitely greeted her with some southern hospitality but also amazing love. I think at the point she saw how serious and committed I was to our relationship. Once I told her about LDR, she could see how much I love Bry and has been supportive and helpful in our journey together.


Bryanna: When I told my mom that I was talking to a guy at school, she was of course interested in who he was. After we became official, I begin to acknowledge him around when I was on the phone with her so they could do quick greetings. Soon after, he would be around when we videoed so then they meet via FaceTime before they met in person. They did not officially meet until my graduation well he didn’t meet any of my family until graduation but that’s a story for another day. After all the talking on the phone/videoing, Marcus and my mom began to create a bond where they had inside jokes and would team up to talk about me. Overall, to see their relationship grow as ours did was amazing. The love she gives to Marcus is as if he is her son. I love the bond that they are creating.


When I told my mom about us discussing LDR, she was a little hesitant at first but for real who isn’t. Later after telling her we decided we would give it a try, she was very supportive and understanding like she always have been about our relationship. As we began to have discussions about marriage she was there to give her opinion and knowledge. As we begin to discuss closing the gap, she is right long side offering advice and ideas. Overall she is always there to give advice, love, and encouragement and for that we love her!

We appreciate all that you do for the both of us and could never want any other mom. So, Happy Mother’s Day to our moms and all the moms in the world!!

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