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Cause For a Double Celebration!

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Cause For a Double Celebration!

This weekend may have started out gloomy, but I must say it ended on a great note.  I'm not just referring to the outdoors.  My little Princess was feeling a little under the weather.  I was worried because her baptism was scheduled for Sunday.  We also had a few hang ups along the way, but everything worked out fine.  Like a true diva, she came through in the clutch and was all smiles.  


Post Baptism dress courtesy of Godmama Tiff and her mom

When my hubby and I originally scheduled her baptism, we didn't think about the significance this particular day.  I came across one of my favorite blogs, Baby Making Machine, and realized that our baby's baptism was held on "Loving Day."  For those of you who don't know, Loving Day celebrates the victory of interracial couple Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving being able to live in peace as husband and wife in their home state.


I remember watching a movie based on this couple starring Tim Hutton and Lela Richon years ago.  Loving and Jeter both grew up in Virginia, later fell in love with one another and decided to get married in 1958.  But in order for them to legally get hitched, they had to travel to Washington, DC.  Upon returning to Virginia, they were arrested.  Not only did the state forbid mixed marriages, they also didn't allow getting married out of state and returning to live.

Instead of spending time in prison, the Lovings were ordered to leave the state of Virginia.  After years of struggle, they won the right to live in peace as husband and wife.  The case also paved the way for other states to follow suite in allowing interracial marriages.  My husband is white and I am black.  If it weren't for this couple, we probably wouldn't have been able to get married and my little Princess probably wouldn't have been born.  This victory happened in 1967.  It doesn't seem that long ago.  So now when I think about the day my baby girl was baptized, I will be thinking about the Loving family.  My husband and I will celebrate our own lovely union as an interracial couple as well as the baptism of our little Princess.


8 Comments:

At June 13, 2011 at 2:46 AM , Blogger Baby Making Mama said...

OMG!! Your family is so beautiful!! Your daughter is gorgeous and you and your husband are so cute! What a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing mama! This is such a special day that now you will remember doubly every year!

 
At June 13, 2011 at 11:17 AM , Anonymous Michael Tonchuck said...

Beautiful!

 
At June 13, 2011 at 7:17 PM , Blogger De Su Mama said...

No kidding! You guys are GORGEOUS! Baby girl is the perfect combo of you and your husband...what a DOLL! I am a total addict of photos of beautiful interracial families, and this picture takes the cake!

 
At June 13, 2011 at 9:11 PM , Blogger Dani @ OK, Dani said...

You have a beautiful family. I just found out about loving day from Jenns blog too...I'm too late to post on it though....Next year.

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

god has blessed you and your hubby with a beautiful baby. caroladonis2000@yahoo.com

 
At June 15, 2011 at 10:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no coincidences. Just beautiful the way baptism day turned out. Congrats! -Patti Mulligan Neda

 
At June 15, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Thanks so much for the comments guys!!:)

 
At June 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Blogger JIN @ The Irie Mommy Diaries said...

such a beautiful family - you're so blessed

 

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