So PT (IVs boyfriend from Georgia) and his wife CT came to Texas to visit IV for about a week. I've met PT before and he is a really sweet guy, kind of goofy and super easy to get along with. CT was much the same, though she had a bit more of a cynical edge to her which didn't hurt her chances in getting along with me
We had a couple of 'clan' visits including the Ts (PT and CT), the Vs (IV and CV), and myself and it was a lot of fun. We all told stories, chatted about life, religion, lite politics, relating, experiences... it was really great. As a group, at least for the short term, we clearly had a lot of fundamentals in common. There was a moment when everyone was swapping stories and I found myself having insecurity issues but it was minor and all in all I consider it a grand success.
This is a first for me so I am thrilled it went as well as it did.
I actually found myself compelled to text IV today and tell her that the Ts visiting made my feelings for her grow. I'm not sure exactly the nature of this feeling but it's sure there. Maybe it was getting to experience another part of her world with her, sharing a feeling of community, I'm not sure.