Sunday, August 9, 2009

My Definition of an Interracial Relationship.....

If you look up Interracial Relationship online this is the definition that you will find....... "Miscegenation (Latin miscere "to mix" + genus "kind") is the mixing of different racial groups, that is, marrying, cohabiting, having sexual relations, and having children with a partner from outside one's racially or ethnically defined group." Historically the term has been used in the context of laws banning interracial marriage and sex, so-called anti-miscegenation laws. It is therefore a loaded word and is considered offensive by many.
First of all, the fact that during my lifetime interracial marriage was still illegal makes me shiver. I just can't imagine someone telling me it's against the law to marry the love of my life. Can you? Unbelievable. So now on to what I believe "Interracial Relationship" means, and should have meant all along....My definition of "Interracial Relationship" is; love, marriage, strength, courage, pride, self confidence, challenges, cultures, family, history, fun, happiness, learning, growing, teaching, knowing yourself, change, a brighter future, not to mention great food, and more love! =) What an amazing list don't you think?!? So for those of you that are questioning or wondering what it's all about, it's pretty simple, and pretty amazing! Next time you meet someone outside of your race and you think, hmm I kind of like them, what should I do? Just follow your heart, and ohhhh the places it will take you! It's a beautiful thing, we call, LOVE. =)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful entry, Amy. It is AMAZING. I followed my heart and truly believe I need look no further, Ray is the love of my life. It wasn't until I stopped looking for love that love found me, and it just so happens that we are interracial. I was without a partner for three years, when my friend became more than my friend. It has been and continues to be a beautiful journey. You just never know where love will find you and it may not be what you expected, which is the beauty of God's hand in our lives - those surprises that are better than anything you could have imagined.

Amy said...

Awwww thank you Heather! I LOVE that it is AMAZING for you! I wish everyone would just follow their heart! The world would be a more understanding place for everyone if they did. I never imagined that after 16 years we would not only be happier, but stronger and more in love than ever! God's hands for sure! =) May the beautiful journey continue for both of us!

Thanks for always reading....Amy