My Life Of Kendrah Rhiannon Marie Lopez

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My full name is Kendrah Rhiannon Marie Lopez, I am 37 years old, born on April 6, 1979, and happen to be a single mother of a 19-year-old son named Donovan. The person I exist to be today, definitely is a result of my culture, background, and family. Quite a bit can be said about myself from my name alone. My dad was the one who named me and I take a great deal of pride in it. Kendrah is a unique name which is not very common and even more uncommon to be spelled the way mine is. Rhiannon comes from the Fleetwood Mac song “Rhiannon,” because my parents grew up in the 60s and 70s and rock and roll was and remains their favorite genre. Being the oldest daughter in a Hispanic family, naturally I would be given the middle name Marie, same as most of my cousins. Lopez comes from the patriarch on my dad’s side, my grandfather, Marcelino Lopez. Family, language, food, religion, traditions, and beliefs all …show more content…
Josephs, I was baptized into a non-denominational Christian church that my mom’s family attended. Both sides of my family have a strong belief in God and so do I. I might not attend mass or service every Sunday, but I still have my faith and Jesus in my heart. Tradition is another important part of my culture. There are many traditions that my family and I take part in throughout the year. Some of these traditions are making tamales for holidays, roasting and bagging green chilies in September, attending church on Easter Sunday, opening presents on Christmas Eve, having large family BBQs during the Summer, camping, fishing, large family reunions, and dancing the Wedding March at every wedding. We have celebrations for everything which include tons of food, beer, family, and dancing. The majority of my culture, personality, and traditions come from my dad’s family, but my beliefs mostly come from my mom’s

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