So this past weekend was a really, really big deal for me, and for Missy, too.
My girlfriend Squee came to visit us.
I took off time Friday and Monday for her visit. Missy and I did a fair amount of prep work to be ready. We bought a bed for the guest room, put it together, realized we had it wrong, fixed it, realized we bought the wrong bed frame, returned it, put it together, and then collapsed in a sweaty, satisfied heap.
Missy agonized for days over finding good nightstands to put in there, and ended up rigging up some ersatz ones with plastic drawers, and a sheet or two. (This was a total thoughtful surprise for me by the way - I love her so much.) We just moved, and all the furniture money we had available really went towards the bed, so that was a lovely solution.
Squee told me that it was all amazing, but we didn't need to trouble ourselves, because the most important things she was coming to see weren't things at all, they were people - me, Missy, and my sister-in-law.
There's this funny word that gets thrown around in polyamorous circles, frubble. Frubble is (to quote Urban Dictionary [I know, but don't judge me, in this case it's great]) "Total joy over someone else's happiness." In the case of polyamory, it's when you're happy that your partner is happy.
We were positively dipped in frubble the whole visit. Missy was thrilled for me. Then Squee gave Missy and MB these amazing duct-tape wallets her daughter had made for them, and I was happy for them. And we all spent time, and everyone was happy for everyone else and for themselves too. There was a whole lot of cuddling on couches.
We were family-building, forging all our individual feelings for one another into something greater than the sum of its parts. I commented to Missy that frubble wasn't quite what I was feeling, because this joy I was feeling wasn't just someone else's happiness, it affected me, too.
She suggested a new word "lubble." Maybe that's "total joy over the happiness of people you love, that makes you all love one another more"? I don't know, it's a work in progress.
We spent amazing quality time together. We hunted for Pikachu near our house. We wandered around small charming towns near our house. We ate Waffle House hash browns. We felt love, connection, and closeness.
I am so blessed.