My Life in an Interracial Marriage and Family ~ It's been 25 years of fun; learning, growing, laughing & crying with each other. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Is Love Enough?....
Out to dinner with family and friends in '08
I was going through my blog this morning re-reading some of my old posts, reading some of the previous comments from people, and just looking at all of the different things I have written about. I started thinking, wow, we have gone through so much together......good, bad, crazy, ups, downs, funny stuff, scary stuff, happy times, sad times and on and on. It's so amazing that we are stronger and stronger through it all! So then I started thinking, is love enough? Is love all we need? Can love get us through it all? (Sounds like a song). =) I know all the things that we have gone through are just part of life, but I can guarantee we have gone through more than the norm because we are a mixed race couple. There are so many times that challenges get to everyone and people just give up. We have seen many of our friends go through divorce recently, and it just blows me away because these are people that I never would have imagined splitting up. So for them, was love not enough? We are the couple that everyone thought wouldn't make it because we are sooooo different and from such different backgrounds. Yet for us a challenge is really nothing because we have already been there done that in regards to "proving us." Not that we have anything to prove, so that wasn't the perfect choice of words, but I guess I mean the constant misconceptions that other people have of us. Back in the day it hurt me to hear anything negative about us, but now it makes me giggle because people have no idea the joy that we give each other. I WISH this joy on everyone, even the naysayers! It's awesome! Don't get me wrong, by no means are we perfect. There are days when we are ready to throttle each other....we had one of those days the other day...but the wonderful thing is, we always, and I mean always, talk it through, work it out, and start fresh. Our love is too important and too strong to let any argument or any issues get in the way. So hmmmm, once again, is love enough? In reading some of the comments about what people are going through in their new interracial relationships I just want to reach out and say....be strong, be true to who you are, treasure each other, don't ever give up, and in the end, through it all, LOVE WILL BE ENOUGH!