Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
My mom was 17 when she got married. She had a traditional Indian wedding. She came to the United States in the 70’s along with my dad for a better life and a better future. Mom and Dad had two kids (my sister and me), and we were a tight knit family.
After 25 years of marriage, my mom lost her husband (my father) at the age of 47 to a massive cardiac arrest. She was only 40 years old. When all this happened, my mom had two choices – either pack up and go back to India and start over or somehow manage
to make it work in the US. She chose to stay.
I was raised to respect my parents and always care for them. I instantly became my mom’s right hand on almost everything. I saw her work hard every day to provide for my sister and me. And still today, her energy never stops. I am in awe of my mom. How
does she do it? I never knew what being a mother meant until I had my own kids. I am a lucky lady to have my mom by my side. To this day, I still go to her for almost everything. And she still scolds me for not listening…;)
This Mother’s Day weekend, join me for two exciting events!
1) My mom will be joining me this Saturday, May 8th at 10:30am ET for my Masala Bhangra virtual class. You
can join too!
Let’s get the mamas and the family moving!
2) I am going live with India Festival USA this Sunday, May 9th at 12pm ET. I am talking about being born and raised in the USA and how we keep culture alive in our lives.
This Mother's Day, make sure your mama knows just how much you love and appreciate her for being the glue that holds it all together. Wishing all the mothers and mothers-to-be a very happy Mother’s Day!
P.S. Keep an eye out for next week’s newsletter as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month with an exclusive interview, new videos, a prestigious award announcement, and much more!