Growth – Growing Up Half Indian

My family is multicultural and my children are have been raised to respect both their Indian and Hispanic culture and heritage. With much of their Indian family in India, we have visited often to see family and learn more about that side of the family. My son has been there three times, my daughter twice. We visit temples, celebrate holidays, and listen to Carnatic music (South Indian Classical music) at home. They are proud to be Indian, writing about Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi for their cultural fair.  And of course, they have had the pleasure of getting dressed in many fine Indian outfits.

For the WordPress photo challenge, I choose to show how my children have grown, dressed traditionally and learning about their culture through the years.

My young son, during his naming ceremony, 2009

Taking glee in his Ayush Homam (traditional South Indian first birthday prayers), 2010

The family celebrating my daughters naming ceremony, 2012

Sibling love at my daughters Ayush Homam, 2013

Ready to attend an Indian Wedding, 2014

Fascinated by the sparklers during Diwali, 2015

Getting ready to celebrate Navaratri (the 9-day festival of Indian Goddesses), 2016

Showing off for diversity day, 2017

Through the years, they have grown both in size and maturity, but also in understanding and love for their culture. It makes me proud to be raising such worldly children who love and respect all cultures. It’s a growth I hope to continue to see through the years.

This has been part of the weekly photo challenge: Growth

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