Thulani and I met three years ago in college. He had just come to America from Swaziland, Africa to attend university. He was a good friend of my current best friend that I had met in college. At first we mostly just hung out at parties or small get togethers with friends. But over time we started to hang out more and more, just the two of us. We really didn't think about dating at first, we were too much alike. Both of us were first born children and come from hard working families. But after a while we just couldn't say no to becoming something more.
We started dating in December of 2007 and have been committed to each other ever since. We have our interesting days just like any regular couple. But with us, we must also overcome our traditions, his the rural African traditions and my Mexican traditions. But everyday we make it work. We don't like to think of ourselves and the African-Mexican couple, but more the 'couple in love'. We never really saw ourselves as a biracial couple, just two people who really got along.
I love my boyfriend very much, and I know he loves me. That's all that we need. Loving Day means alot to me and Thulani because it celebrates people of different backgrounds coming together and becoming one. And if ever there were two different backgrounds, it would be ours.