Dahnya’s Bat Mitzvah- I Hope You Dance- Nomadic Family World Travel Returns Home- Kiryat Shemona, Israel
Finally, I can catch my breath and share what a joy celebrating for Dahnya was. It was everything she hoped and all that our princess deserved. We were surrounded by those who love us most, dear old friends from our previous life eons before we left Israel, precious and dear family whom embrace us in ever-love and laughter, and the chance to do right by Dahnya and make this day that she’d been planning for years (literally!) exactly as she wished it. The videos were gifts to Dahnya- one from us to uur precious reminding her the lyrics of the song we dedicated to her when she was born, but delivered with the love of family and friends across the globe. The other video is from film director and closest friend Angela (The Nomadic Family Project) as a testament of how brave and powerful and what a hero Dahnya really is. Dahnya has had one rocky return to a hostile social reality and said to me one day how she remembers her bravery in GoKarna (unreal story!) and wants to see herself as her own hero in “I went from zero to my own hero,” and from that Angela and I made the videos.
I Hope You Dance Video- A Gift from Mom & Dad to Their Daughter
Listen to the lyrics. It brings us great joy to bring this back to her, in a symphony of love. Included are the babysitter who raised them, dearest old family and friends, fellow travelers and hostel staff where we lived and fell in love, a true collection of love to our breathing-taking Dahndoosh. We are so honored to watch her grow and reach this joyous moment. We are moved beyond words.
Roar- Of Resilience, Bravery, & Utter Coolness– From a Witness & Auntie to Our Hero
She’s accomplished and seen more in 12 years than most people have in a lifetime! This is a celebration video for Dahnya’s 12th birthday, set to one of her favorite songs.
Dahnya’s Unreal Dance Party Bat Mitzvah Celebration in India
Photos from the Event Itself- by Segev at MagnetLove
All of these were magnets that the guests got to take home (and that are now covering our fridge). If you ever do an event in Israel, this photographer and the gifts our guests got were worth the weight in gold.
Here is the all-awesome Facebook album from אני מת למגנט