Monday, August 3, 2009


Because my last post was pretty "heavy" I figured I would lighten this one up a bit. When you are in any type of relationship it is so important to have fun! For interracial couples there are so many things that we deal with on top of the normal issues, it is a MUST to have comedy in the relationship. One of the MANY silly things that my husband and I like to do, is to pretend we are an eclipse! So, as you can imagine, me being white and him being black, this works quite well! =) I know it sound ridiculous, and really it is, but it's also hilarious! We stand in front of each other, one to the left and one to the right, and then with an almost "penguin like waddle" we move towards the center until we are right in front of each other, and's an eclipse! Total dorks, total goof balls, but we laugh out loud every single time! Our daughter thinks we are nuts! Okay, I admit it, we are! Better than being boring, don't ya think?! =) It's the little things, like "playing eclipse" and just being silly in general, that keep any relationship alive and well. So next time you want a good laugh, do like we do, and become an eclipse! As they say, laughter IS the best medicine. =) So go and have fun!


"J" said...

Heh.. "Parents are the most embarrassing people ever.." (when you're 14/15..)

Gotta love it though. :-D

Amy said...

Yeah that is our job isn't it!? The more embarrassing the better!
This one makes me giggle just thinking about it!

Have a great week J,


Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Absolutely got a great kick out of..."Not sure what to call myself."

We have the same discussion and Pat concurs with Jamie. Your definition is awesome. My son gives the same explanation of what you explain as the long-winded and/or mouth full. I like to think of us as God's perfect little artwork. Lots of brushstrokes of many colors!


Amy said...


Thank you so much for reading and for the beautiful reference to "God's perfect artwork!" Now that you know I paint that couldn't have been a more perfect analogy! So glad to be in touch and so happy you are enjoying and relating to my blog!!!


Amy said...

Well hello Heather!

I am so glad you left your name...thank you! I am thrilled that my blog is not only something you can follow to help you through things that might come up in your interracial relationship, but that it also makes you laugh! Fantastic! I am answering your latest comment on the "Eclipse" entry since you referenced this post in your reply. =) This post makes me giggle every time I think of it!!! I am going to have funny stories and deep stories because that is pretty much what our life and really everyone's life is all about. I will be posting about once a week and every story is something that is either currently going on in our life or something we experienced previously. I could write for years! It is our 16 year anniversary this month so I have lots and lots to write about! I love that you and Raymond knew each other for so long and then love grew out of the friendship relationship! Like I said before that is the basis for any relationship. Without friendship you don't have a foundation. Kudos to you two! Thank you so much for reading and I am so happy to be in touch! Have a beautiful weekend!


Heather's reply on previous post:

Hi Amy, this is "anonymous" from Missouri again. Just wanted to let you know that I have been keeping up with your blog here and enjoyed your "eclipse" entry. You had me laughing. I also wanted to let you know my name is Heather, so in the future, I will sign my name on my comments. Things are going along great with my new relationship. We actually met in 1997 when my ex boyfriend played softball with my new guy, Raymond. That is how we met, then we started working in the same area of a government health center 5 years ago. We have really been quite shocked how this whole thing hit us in our hearts at the same time. It took us both by surprise. We are very much alike in many ways, where you and your hubby are more "opposites." Sometimes, it feels like we are looking in a mirror. My sister made a great joke and said, "You tell Raymond that I bet he never realized his reflection was a short, blond-haired white woman!" We all three laughed hard on that one! Many smiles to you and yours.

Andrea Conner said...


You are awesome! I love reading your blog. My husband and I (I am black he is white) are ridiculously happy and share the same sentiments you do. Our love gets stronger everyday and we have soooo much fun and laughter.

Amy said...

Awwww Andrea....thank you!!!! You are too sweet. Isn't it just the best..laughter and love...awesome! Thanks for reading!