Brian is back home. He called tonight. That made me happy. :-) It had been a week since we talked, and I missed him.
I mentioned to him that my dad and stepmom are making plans to come visit and meet him (yep, they said it - YIKES), and he said his mom said something similar, wanting to know when they'd get to meet me. Yikes and YIKES again. It's been so long since I've had to meet parents for the first time that I hope I can remember how to behave myself properly. No definite plans yet, but we both know it's out there.
Call me crazy, but this makes the whole thing seem to really have long-term implications.