Mom and I: “let’s take a picture”
Dad: “is there a tv anywhere to watch a basketball game.” 😅
Side note. Just wanted to wish everyone celebrating a very happy Lohri. When my parents first adopted me that same year they did my Lohri. Now at the time it was celebrated on a larger scale for boys born in a family or a newly married bride. It did commemorate baby girls and boys together, but for boys it was a bigger deal. Some people asked my father why would you throw a huge celebration for a girl. He gathered people from around the area and all our family to party together. He made sure everyone knew it was a big deal. So He responded to those people who asked by saying, “what’s not to celebrate? Every single child should be celebrated in a large way no matter what, so I will do just that!” 👌🏽Happy Lohri!
"There would be no advantage to be gained by sowing a field of wheat if the harvest did not return more than was sown.” Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.
Happy Lohri to one and all! Wish that the warmth of Bonfire, sweetness of Gur and Rewri at Lohri remain with you forever.
May you do not judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. May the Lohri fire burn all the moments of sadness and bring you warmth of joy, happiness and love.
Here are a few glimpses of the Lohri celebration we had here at XIMB!