ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As long-distance relationships go, theirs was a ridiculously distant one.
As in 7,157 miles, the distance between Albuquerque, where Jeremy Reynalds lives, and Tel Aviv, Israel, where Elma Cabug lived. After she moved back to her hometown of Davao, Philippines, last July, the distance jumped to 7,987 miles.
That didn’t stop them. What is it they say about love? It knows no distance, no boundaries, no excessive phone bills?
In many ways, distance was the easy part of this love story. What was hard was jumping through the bureaucratic hoops, untangling the red tape and bundling the stacks of documents from three different countries to obtain the visa Cabug needed to legally enter the United States so that the two of them could live happily ever after in New Mexico.
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