- A woman shared a sweet story about how her parents met
- The pair overcame apartheid laws and were able to keep their love alive
- Social media users were impressed by the sweet story
A woman took to social media to celebrate her parent's 30th anniversary. She shared the story of how their love overcame oppressive apartheid laws.
Amy Glover-Smith's parents met in Bellville in 1985. During this time, racial tensions were high in the country. Despite this, the couple dated for four years and during that time, came under great discrimination.
"My dad got beaten up by other white people for loving a coloured woman, and was in trouble with the police a couple times"
The Discriminatory Legislation regarding Public Amenities banned the couple from sharing any public spaces.
The couple married in 1989 as soon as the Immorality and Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Amendment Act was repealed.
"My mom was often questioned about the legitimacy of her "children being her children" because we were too "white looking."
Amy shared that she was proud of how her parents persevered and fought for their love. She said that they have taught her devotion, loyalty and respect in a universal form. Social media users were impressed and encouraged by the beautiful story. Facebook user Rita Joan Smith said:
"A beautiful love story...God bless you and your wonderful parents ...!!"
Sally Humphries said:
"Congratulations. Love has no Colour bar"
Sandy Wilson said:
"What a wonderful example your parents have been not only to you but to the whole system, it must have taken such courage but it proves once again LOVE CAN ACHIEVE THE IMPOSIBLE, happy anniversary"
Fiona Thomas said:
"This is so amazing,god bless you guys"
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