Friday, July 30, 2010

My Passion..........

After one of the many dance recitals.  
Yeah we are officially silly, after another recital!
Writing about interracial marriage and family is my passion because I'm passionate about my marriage and family!

~I'm passionate about all the things we have gone through in a mixed race household.
~I'm passionate about helping other's that feel they are alone in this journey, and letting them know they are not! 
~I'm passionate about changing perceptions about mixed race marriages and showing everyone that they are just marriages with a "twist." 
~I'm passionate about shaping the future for my child and teaching her to be proud of all of who she is!
~I'm passionate about showing other mixed race parents they too can do the same. 
~I'm passionate about hearing your stories and helping you through difficult situations. 
~I'm passionate about getting to know you and your families so we can all share in this wonderful experience of interracial love!
~I'm passionate about laughter and hearing the funny stories too!
~I'm passionate about not taking ourselves so seriously each and every day. 
~I'm passionate about standing up to racism. 
~I'm passionate about speaking out and speaking up! 
~I'm passionate about teaching tolerance and forgiveness. 
~AND....I'm passionate about always being here for you!     

14 comments:

The Exception said...

You are so full of it....Passion I am referring to. LOL. Stay passionate! Wish my entry today was as lighthearted.

Amy said...

Ha ha ha ha Daryl you are such a comedian! Have a better day! I'm headed over to read now. =)

A.

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy! If we are not interracial family nobody is. Bogga boyfriend is 3/4 Filipino and 1/4 Chines. Little Mike is half white and half black, so is Irene, Soffia boyfriend is Hispanic. Then we are waiting on Alexander Jackson he will be 1/2 white or Icelander and mixed with Asian. I better start writing this down other wise I will forget witch one is witch. Take Care Solrun

Amy said...

Solrun,

I know, and I love it that your family is such a MIX!!! When we were at the shower and met everyone I looked around and said, "now this is a "We Are the World" baby shower!" =) It's awesome!

Amy

Madgew said...

Love the passions and your family is so lucky to have you. I love your wisdom as well.

The Scott Family said...

Three days ago I started a blog so it is all new to me but I came across yours and just love it. I love how you are very true with meaning and inspirational at the same time. I love coming to read your blogs!

Amy said...

Madge,

Thank you so much for your kind words. This passion just grows each and every day! Wisdom?...it's because of my last name!! LOL!


Scott Family,

I'm so happy to hear you are enjoying my blog. I am going to go check yours out now. Thank you for taking the time to read and to comment! I always respond to questions or comments within 24 hrs unless it's the weekend. Those tend to get a bit busy! =) Feel free to ask about anything you read on here, or if you have questions regarding something you are going through I will be happy to talk about that as well. This month will be 17 years of marriage and we've been together over 18 years, so we have been through it all!! Have a beautiful day!

Amy

Anonymous said...

Amy,

Love this 'Passion Post'. Glad to see you are gaining some new readers of your blog. Keep up the writing and sharing. :)

Heather

Anonymous said...

Amy,

LOVE the faces in the second photo by the way. That one will look GREAT enlarged for my next Loving Day photo essay!! LOL!
-Heather

Amy said...

Thank you Heather! It's so good to hear from you again! Oh my gosh that picture is comical! That is us in a nutshell! Hope all is well you busy lady! =)

Amy

Anonymous said...

I am BIG fan of {The Many Shades Of Love} and when ever I meet new interracial couples, I Always tell them about Loving Day.Org and how to find your blog on the net. Your blog is interesting and I do agree with what I read on T.N.Family, you are a welcome addition to that site.

You are blessed by the Holy Spirit of God with a gift to write like this and keep it interesting about Interracial/Multiracial familes and Bi-Racial kids.

Amy, where were you in the 90's decade from 90-99? You could have been a paid writer or story editor for INTERRACE MAGAZINE, founded by Candy Mills-Gosz & husband Gabe Gosz. Perhaps, you have heard of it. It was in biz for 10 years and her other magazine
BI-RACIAL CHILD was around for about 8 years.

Keep up the good work and keep writing more things from your Blog.

Peace & Blessings,
Nay K.

Amy said...

Nay K.

You are soooo sweet to talk about my writing like you do! I thank you for that! I am so passionate about it so I really appreciate the kind words...it means a lot. I was in SD in the 90's and Jamie and I met in '92. It would have been fun to write for the mag you referred to! Thank you as always for reading and for passing the word about all of our love!

Blessings right back at you..Amy

Anonymous said...

Amy: I always have a hassle remembering my Google log on & p.w to get my comments on your blog site and I do not have the darn patience to try 25 times, so I am taking your advice and signing my name under anonymous, but with my name because I am proud to write my comments on your blog and I want to share them with your other loyal fans too.

I am visiting my 80 year old widowed uncle in Santa Monica. He lives 19 blocks from the beach, which is almost a beach house. Anyhoo, I was on my new laptop computer on line and went to your blog and just read your "My Passion list". You inspired me to write my own passion list here that I would like to share with you, Heather, Jenny & Brian and Vince & Samantha. I tried to add this on your blog but in case it doesn't appear, here it is below. Oh, before I forget, I want to share with you both something about the once again 1 drop black blood rule. Earlier today, I was in the Mercedes Benz dealer in Santa Monica discussing how much would I get from the dealer from the Benz dealership. I had spoken with the salesman a few times, who admits that his mother is a Cuban Latina and his father is a Black Jamaican. He will sell me my new 2011 Benz in the middle of next year by the grace and blessings of God. Anyhoo, he stated that if he is just Black. I told him that he is bi-racial and he is leaving his mother out. He feels that if any person is half Black, they are just Black, so he and I got into a friendly disagreement debate over that issue, which I am passionate about. This is going to be a long hard battle to change minds in this country.

A Few Things I Strongly Support and I am Passionate About
By: Nay K. (Miami {Little Cuba} Florida)
1. I am passionate about my beliefs in God, The Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ and giving thanks to God every morning that I wake up and every night before I go to bed and before every meal because no one knows when their last day on the planet is.
2. I am a strong believer in true love sees NO skin Color, because God does Not see skin color.
3. I am passionate and strong supporter of ALL Interracial dating, romances and mix marriages between all races because I truly believe that it helps to end racism in the world.
4. I am passionate about ending racism, bigotry and ending the 1 Drop of Black Blood rule from the minds of everyone in this country who refuses to openly accept that a Bi-racial person that is half African American/Black is just half (NOT whole) Black and the Bi-racial person is half of two beautiful races, not just one because it takes two (a man/woman to make a child).
5. I am passionate about Ending the “B” word referring to all women and the “N” word regardless of joking between Blacks or in racist terms.
6. I am passionate and a strong supporter of ALL websites (lovingday.org, mixedchild.com, mixedfolks.com and great web blogs such as “the Many Shade of Love.blogspot.com”
7. I am passionate about writing scripts that ALWAYS have a racially mixed cast.
8. I am a strong support and very passionate about making more movies and television programs that depicts racially mixed cast, bi-racial people and interracial marriages that shows black men/White women/Black women/White men/Black men/Latin women/Latin men/Black women/Asian men/White women/White women/Asian men/Black men/Asian women/Asian men/Black women/Armenian women/Black men and all other races on the planet that are too long to mention.
9. I am passionate about telling every interracial couple that I meet about loving day .org and all sites that are the same topic.
10. I am very passionate and proudly support the Latin music of Salsa and Merengue because it was created with a mixture of my African heritage with the Cuban and Puerto Rican Latinos.

Amy said...

Nay K,

Thank you for sharing the things you are passionate about and for always passing the word about my blog. You are too kind! I hope you have a beautiful week.

Follow your dreams....

Amy