Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Glimpses into the Past


"It got back to us what you're doing. Think! Think, Kristi. Think about what you're doing! What kind of future are you going to have?!? No one is going to accept you! Neither side! What kind of future will your children have??!"

"I see we can't change your mind on this. Very well. Make your choice. You're seventeen years old. You've just graduated. You've got your whole life ahead of you. If this is what you want, fine. Make your choice now. Either stop seeing him, or pack your stuff and leave today."

That very day I packed my bags and moved on. I don't regret it.

6 comments:

Elliemarie said...

And you should be very proud of your decision. No one needs to be subjected to narrow-mindedness like that, let alone from the people who are supposed to love them. Hopefully they are eating their bloody words now when they see what a beautiful family you have.

Kristi K. said...

The irony of ironies is that in the end, those grandchildren that were rejected before they were even born ended up being their favorites. The son-in-law that was pushed aside due to narrow-minded thinking was the same one who, through the years, changed their whole perspective on other cultures. He ended up being there for them when their own sons weren't. The daughter/granddaughter that was sent packing ended up being the glue that held the family together in the end.

What they didn't see at the time, they ended up seeing. I'm glad they did or they would have missed out on something really special.

Elliemarie said...

I am very happy to hear that they came around, though I can't imagine the pain you felt all those years ago.

Kristi K. said...

Today in America there is still a lot of racism hiding beneath a thin veil of "political correctness." I've decided to talk about my experiences with this very subject in future posts. Not that this issue defines my life, but it is important, too, and I have learned a thing or two over the years about it. The thing that saddens me the most is that it is the church that remains one of the most segregated groups in America today. Truly, truly, sad.
For now, I just want to say thank you, my blog friends, for your support. :) You're good peeps. ;)

Deb said...

JUST THINK HOW YOU WHERE THE ONE WHO CHANGED THINGS, IF YOU HAD GIVEN IN WHERE WOULD THEY HAVE BEEN IN THE END. LOOK WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE MISSED AND WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE MISSED. HECK LOOK AT WHAT ALL OF US WOULD HAVE MISSED. I CAN'T IMAGINE MY LIFE WITHOUT OUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN IT.

Kristi K. said...

Deb,
That is so kind of you to say. It actually brought tears to my eyes this morning. :)
I'm so glad we have you all in our lives, too! You're a joy!