Stephanie Benson has taken her fans on memory lane concerning how her uncle did everything within his power to obstruct his interracial marriage.
The post which has since attracted a plethora of varied comments goes like this;
“We got to Brighton about 11 pm on the 17th June 1989 after a huge struggle trying to get away from my Uncle. We had come home to say goodbye at about 9 pm leaving the wedding after party which was still going on in a hotel nearby. My Uncle’s living room was filled with the older members of the family who had left the party earlier.
For 2 excruciating hours, my Uncle rumbled on about how interracial marriages do not work. Looking back now, I think it was his last attempt to control me, and the man he soo desperately disapproved of. We were married now, this was my wedding night, what more did I have to do. My heart was racing, in fact, I had been sweating all day from the morning of my wedding to now.
I looked up to see Jon staring at me. I saw the look in his eyes, The look that spoke beyond words… “I got you, you are mine now, Just leave it to me.”
Jon stood up, all 6ft 3 inches, lean body that I couldn’t wait to explore, touch, kiss. Some of which might need a few Hail Marys and confession later, but right now, he was the man I fell in love with, confident, exciting, The first man, I know, who was not intimidated by my Uncle’s wealth or bold threatening statements.
I will never forget the words that escaped Jon’s lips soo easily. The words came out of the only white man in the midst of 12 elderly educated but traditional African Men and their soft-spoken wives, who looked like it’s been decades since they suckled a man’s balls in their mouth.
“I’ll have to disagree, Jon said casually, “we will be taking our leave now because I simply can’t wait to make love to my wife.”
I felt my heart disappear out of my body. I prayed for the spirit of my Grandmother to help me disappear, temporarily. Although I was embarrassed, I was strangely elated and completely turned on….
Who I am now is a product of where I’ve been. What I’ve learnt, and how hard I’ve fought. In the 2022 picture, you see a face that believes, nothing is impossible, no one is indestructible, and most of all True Love, Real Love is unstoppable .”