Well I just watched the documentary on HBO, and I’m honestly holding back tears. This couple’s love was so pure, so innocent–the world was against them and they fought for the right JUST TO LOVE AND COMMIT to each other! They didn’t have a lot of money, but the love Richard had for his wife was palpable, even in an age (1960’s) where folks weren’t so open about expressing their feelings. Their children, which the “state” thought would be so “damaged” by Richard and Mildred’s union, looked happy and content. What got me was that the Lovings didn’t fight for the publicity–in fact, the shunned it. At the final ruling, the couple was invited to attend, and they declined. Richard simply instructed the attorneys to tell the judges that “I love my wife.”
Of course the ending was bittersweet, but it just confirmed for me that God puts people on this earth for a reason–sometimes the job is huge, sometime it’s small. But once it’s done, it’s done, and He calls you home.
These people have no idea how much what they did affected the future. My children literally would not exist if it were not for them.
This is a definite MUST WATCH.
What were you thoughts and feelings as you watched?