They say meeting the family is known to be a BIG part in a relationship, as for us it wasn't that hard as we anticipated.
Around a month after moving into a new country and getting settled in with Inka and our leader Iita (her now our dog), Inka's mother invited me onto a 3 day cruise trip to Stockholm with a few family member. On the first day of meeting her I tried my best to be myself but my mind was in so much of overthinking mess before seeing her for the first time, i decided to drop the crazy thoughts of 'what if i act too gay?!' and put my mind to rest in autopilot.
In the terminal (I never thought ships needed terminals), inka happily introduced me to her auntie, brother and little cousin which was harder than expected, for her auntie I gladly said hello but as for a little girl who is 6 and knows very little english the best for me to do was smile (I felt like the awkward silent kid in school, the one who doesn't say much and follows everyone else), as for her younger brother we shared to "Sup" head nod.
Without a glance inka's mum appears from the corner of us both, standing with a happy smile, we introduce ourselves, gave me and inka our tickets and off we all went.
Have you ever stopped for a split second feeling like time has no limits but in reality it lasted a second?!
The moment you step into a relationship is like stepping into a ship. You see your partner and the possible future ahead of you standing in the ship, and your on the edge of the present life you have now but all you do is look down into the space low beneath the surface staring into the sea that separates a future from the present and all thats left is making that last decision...Love or Single Pringle.
Within those three long days, we all bonded in a way that already felt like inka's family was just long lost members of my family that I never got introduced to.
As for inka's first meeting with my mum, it was a fun ride filled with stories I hope to tell you someday...to be continued on in Cyprus Sunny Meeting :)