MIchael "Mick" Melvin and I met in college and dated for a couple of years starting in 1986. After college we went our separate ways.
In 2006 we reconnected at an Alumni event and started dating again. I say it's all about timing and it really is!! What we weren't ready for then we were both available and ready for later! We married in 2008, 20 years after we graduated college!
Our love and friendship never faded completely over the years of separation and we both secretly hoped we'd be together again, neither one of us expecting it would actually happen!! When it did our families and friends were just as happy as we were! Being an interracial couple was never a reason for not staying together, however we are aware that we may have faced different challenges back then vs. now.