My sweet Mexican family
It might feel intimidating at first, but there’s nothing more wonderful than the community feel of a big Mexican family. Being born into a rather dispersed family, I was lucky enough to being married into such a family, one that, as most Mexican families, has a strong foundation in unity. Religious ceremonies, a shared meal, hosting parties at their homes and making visitors feel comfortable is a large part of their values and customs. Their story is a story of joy and grief, faith and traditions, and care and concern in a world that lacks perspective for young people.
Generations of families typically live in the same neighborhood or in the same house, with children guaranteeing social security once their parents retire, which reflects the dedication to supporting family members and displaying loyalty.
Family ties are strong in Mexican culture and have been for centuries. With modern times, change comes, but Mexican families will always be rooted in tradition.