So for those of you who don’t know we have made it into the printed issue of the Marie Claire. Yippee! Besides the picture there was a couple of lines about what we had to say about being in a mixed race couple, which is only a few lines of quite a few questions that we were asked. So I thought I would put all our answers in here, in case anyone was interested…
How did you meet?
We first met at a youth camp and even barn-danced together, but we only officially met at church when I was 16 and Seth was 18. Seth sent me an anonymous sms about how “hot” I was and it progressed from there – oh the things you do as teenagers. Thankfully it got more serious than that and we dated for about 3 and a half years before we got married when I was 20 and Seth 22. Now almost 5 years on and 2 kids (and 2 dogs) to add to the mix – we are still going strong.
I noticed him around for about a year before we finally met, besides being incredibly handsome, he always seemed happy and fun to be with. Nothing has changed, the more I get to know him the more I love his slightly crazy humour.
There are so many qualities that I value – his honesty, integrity, generosity, faithfulness, friendship, willingness to listen etc. But mostly that he shows me daily that he loves me and treats me like I’m the only woman in the world and that he is a fantastic, hands on father, who is actively involved in the lives of our kids and day to day happenings of our home.
If not, why (i.e. you grew up in a liberal home; best friend is from another race etc)?
How did their response make you feel?
How does this make you feel?
How do you overcome these?