lakersnation Posted August 22, 2017 Share Posted August 22, 2017 My parents died in a car accident when I was 10. My father was black, and my mom was white. My dad grew up an orphan, so I was unable to be taken in by his side of the family. My mom’s parents disowned my mother when she married my dad, and they didn’t want anything to do with me because they didn’t approve of their daughter marrying a black man, and having a mixed child. When my parents passed, I was taken in by a childless couple down the street from where my family and I used to live. They are absolutely lovely. Raised me as if I were their own flesh and blood. I love them so much. It wasn’t easy – especially in the beginning, when the pain of losing my parents overwhelmed me and would sometimes cause me to lash out. But not at one point did they waver in their commitment to me. Words cannot describe the amount of respect and love I have for them. I consider them to be my second set of parents. I’m now 28 years old, married and expecting a baby in November with my wife. I can’t wait to be a father. I have my own business and things are going very well. My grandparents got in touch with the people who raised me from teenagehood. They told me about it – I was curious, so I got the contact details from them. My “grandmother” said she and her husband were very sorry for what they did, and that if they could take back what they did to me, they would. They said they would like to know me and make amends. Then she added that they needed a loan. I told them I would get back to them. I must say, I thought I had put everything behind me. But this just brought up old feelings of anger and despair – feelings I thought I had gotten rid of when I had therapy in my early 20s. Would appreciate some advice on the subject. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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