Just as the greatest worry in a relationship, some of the greatest relief in a relationship is when the parents are alright with you dating your partner. In my case, being myself wasn’t just enough. I had to be someone better than who I really am. The trade off is…well…there really isn’t. I want to be a better person than I am and if that makes for good conduct with Mel’s parents then there isn’t any downside.
Now that I have the time, I can breathe with a sigh of relief. They might not be the most emotionally open people in the world, but from Mel’s point of view, I’ve already been given the go ahead. Her parents know I’m part of their daughter’s life and for that it is enough to make things work even more. This is the beginning of something I’ve been waiting my life to happen. To be accepted despite my bloodline. Where is goes from here is uncharted waters for me, but it doesn’t matter. We can only life one day at a time right?
Yet in all this, where are my parents? That’s not much of a worry on my part or Mel’s. They already know of her and so does the rest of my family. Come to about it, it happened during one of the weekly calls between my mother and I.
“Is Melissa there?”
“Can you put her on the phone?”
After turning pale for a few seconds and succeeding in stopping herself from hyperventilating, Mel started to talk to my mother over the phone. All went well until she put down the phone.
“I thought I was going to have a heart attack!!”
“What did my mother say?”
“To ask me to tell you to stop blogging so much and concentrate on your studies.”
Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea for my parents to talk to Mel so soon. At least on my end. But I supposed with all the dominant women who run my life, what can be so bad with two of them being on good terms with each other? Don’t answer that question.