Month: May 2015

Day 12: Meet the Parents

October 25, 2014 Throughout our two years of dating and these last 10 months of paperwork to obtain the fiancé visa, my parents still had never met Efrem. Sure there was kind of a phone call here, and a skype conversation, there, but Efrem had never come to the US and my parents had never gone to SA. It’s a terribly interesting order of operations: boyfriends/girlfriends usually meet the parents before an engagement occurs, but nothing has been “normal” in this relationship, so why would this be any different. We got up ridiculously early on Saturday morning, and got on the road to drive to Destin. Efrem had told me the day before we left, that he really wanted to stop and see the beach on the drive in before we got to my parents’ house. I thought that’d be fun. The drive felt longer than normal, mostly because of how tired I was after getting very little and very poor sleep from the night before. It was also unexpectedly cold outside; I guess it was finally becoming …