Celebrating Pongal with friends that are family
Neighbors became friends became family. These kids have been dear friends for 6 years. We were born in different countries, have different cultures values, have different faith stories and that has made our journey rich and so precious to me. God knew I needed Swapna as a dear friend when I moved to this new community. As we were practicing for the girl's dance for the temple celebration we started watching old home videos and I just could not believe how little the kids were. They invited us to celebrate Pongal with them again this year and we spent weeks preparing a dance for the variety show. It is so gracious that they welcome us to be a part of the festivities. As we tell the kids so often it is a gift to be invited into spaces where you are only a learner.
All the kids doing the fashion show
I am constantly humbled & so grateful for these invitations to participate with other cultures and faiths and to share in celebrations together.
Being a guest was such a blessing to us,