The longer history is that my wife really did NOT like my LDR for many years, and only recently and slowly have we found peace about that. For her to fall in love, herself, and for them to find each to each other as they have, is a natural growth that none of us were expecting. It just feels easy, normal, and right to be doing this.
When it feels easy, normal, right and natural? That is your feelings telling you that the speed you are all going at is good for all, that the expectations are being kept realistic and reasonable, that you are willing to let some things just unfold as they will and not FORCE a particular outcome, and that all players are getting their needs met in a way that satisfies them... all good things to experience.
Congrats - and good for you guys!
PS: That is kind to let me know my writing resonates with you. Thank you.