Help my daughter is dating a black man
Except he’s not that kind of person to be badgered into something.
This coming August, my husband and I celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary. Our journey the past 15 years (that’s how long we’ve known each other) wasn’t always easy.No matter how strong a person is, knowing that you won’t have your family’s support is scary. It sounds dramatic, but my heart knew what was on the line. I didn’t have to worry about running into them at my cousins’ home or at the grocery stores. For a sliver of hope they maybe I wasn’t a total failure to them. His shoulders soaked up my tears as his arms held me up. Whomever you choose, know this: Love isn’t black and white (pun not intended). Love is taking a chance and hoping that you win the lottery. That’s when you’re not sure if love really does win over everything. Was I ready to give up my family to be with a person I had only known for 3 years? On holidays, my husband convinced me-no guilted me, not that it was his intention-to call my parents. Every call ended with me sobbing, ugly crying on my couch. Each phone call to my parents was really about hope. I didn’t become an engineer or a doctor or a computer geek. When my extended family and my sister finally convinced them to attend our wedding (a mere month before the event), my father didn’t look happy. I think they hoped I would eventually leave my husband if they held out. Even in my darkest moments, my husband was always there for me. Hoping to share him with my family, I showed my parents his picture, and the conversation was over before it even began,” wrote the 18-year-old. Then, a month ago, she approached her parents again, thinking they may have had a change of heart. “Finally, about a month ago, Michael and I approached my parents, but their response was much more drastic than I could’ve ever expected,” she wrote.My dad did not give me an option: he told me that I was not allowed to see Michael ever again. “As I am 18, my parents have chosen to no longer support my future, stripping me of all my resources including my personal savings, my car, my phone, and my education and leaving me on my own to pay for college.” She added: “Unfortunately, I will no longer be able to attend college if I cannot come up with the money somehow.” Ms Dowdle’s father, Bill Dowdle, who runs a sporting good store, said that it may not be his “preference“ for his daughter to date a black man because of the “issues” surrounding biracial daring in the American.
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In case you missed it or are new to my blog, I married a black man, much to the disappointment of my parents.