Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Just Like Us......

One of the fascinating things that has happened since starting this blog is that my daughter notices every single interracial couple whenever we are out in public. It's not that she didn't notice before, she just never pointed them out to me. Now she says, "Look Mama, there is another interracial couple, you should tell them about your blog." First of all, the fact that she is a teenager and even knows that I have a blog, let alone cares about it, is amazing. I love it! It's like we have this unspoken connection with these couples, and now she wants to share that connection with people "just like us" through the blog. =) I am not to the point yet of being brave enough to just go up to a couple based solely on the fact that they are mixed, and say, "Hey, check out my blog on interracial relationships!" This might surprise anyone that knows me, because I have no problem talking to strangers, and for that matter no problem talking at all! Just ask my husband. =) So, if you are out and about, and happen to be a mixed couple, don't mind the "crazy lady" who might come up to you and share her blog with you even though you are complete strangers. More important than sharing my blog and sharing my experiences is the fact that there ARE so many "of us" out there now. This just shows me that the world is opening up and people are falling in love with someone that years ago they might not have even given a second glance because they were NOT just like them. Trust me when I say, after 16 years of marriage to someone who is not like me AT ALL.....it IS the best of both worlds! Open up your heart and open up your mind and just let love take it's course....you will be amazed!

4 comments:

Alisa Burke said...

Amy, thank you for your comment on my blog- I love that so many wonderful people out there are showing their support for my risky decisions!! LOVE your blog- so lovely and inspiring!!

Amy said...

Alisa thank you right back! You are going to do great! Thank you for reading my blog. I currently have a link to you on my family blog but I am going to add one on this blog as well. Love your stuff! Amy

Jay Steffers said...

Well, to give You even more reason to have faith in the future ,I once counted ,while waiting for the bus, (after my-mixed-girlfriend pointed it out to me)the amount of mixed couples and kids on a normal saturday in our city centre..I called it quits at 200(!!!)
Mind You, I live in The Netherlands, where interracial couples are pretty normal, no-one bats an eye if a white woman has a colored kid in the buggy, or tagging along. Or if a black guy has a lightskinned kid with blonde curls on his arms..

Great to see that even in The States, times are changing rapidly.

Amy said...

Jay thank you so much for the comment. 200 couples?! That is fantastic!! I love that you two sat there and counted. =) After 16 years Jamie and I are so strong in our marriage that when anything negative surrounding race comes up we take it all in stride and use it as one more vehicle to change the situation around to a positive. I have always loved the open attitude overseas. We need more of that here! =) Thank you again for the comment and thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. =) Have a great week!

Amy