Happy Mother’s Day!


My Mother and I share a special past. Being a young Mother, having an accident with her baby, and ultimately giving birth to me wasn’t an easy task. She rebelled in many ways but still fought to be the best Mother.

My Mother came to America to forge a new life for herself. She knew that India had nothing to offer her, hopped on a plane, and came to a land where she only had one uncle and spoke little English.  She never lost sight of herself and despite many obstacles continued in her pursuit. Then one day on Spring Break, when asked to go home for her sister’s wedding, she learned that it was her wedding instead. I remember her sharing this tale with us and how she felt her life was over until her Father in law spoke to her and said it was only the beginning and she could continue her life abroad and he would send his son to be with her. An unfortunate outcome grew into a lifelong love for my parents. They had their struggles as they shared a life and grew to appreciate each other and to this very day I can see the love that flows between them and for us.

As much as my Mother hates to admit it, I’m craved from her flesh and have lived my own life of escape and freedom. She gave birth to a rebel that is fighting to make her mark in the world. Her quaint life in the Central Valley did not match my dreams and desires but she raised me to be an independent thinker and land on both feet and when I took flight I took her values and her fighter spirit with me. That courage and determination is what has kept me alive and well for over 10 years living on my own and I have her to thank.

The picture above is from the 2008 Two Cities marathon we walked together in the cities of Fresno and Clovis, my hometown. I asked my Mom to join me and she didn’t hesitate. I know she wanted to quit around mile 9 but she persisted and I couldn’t have been happier at the finish line to have my Mom there with me even though I know she wasn’t feeling her best.

Mom, I can not thank you enough for all the wisdom and love you have given me. I am who I am because of you. It was hard to write this and find the words to express my love. You have given me so much and it would take me a lifetime to repay you for your unconditional love however I am forever grateful that I am your daughter. I will love and respect you always. Happy Mothers Day, Mom.

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  • Anonymous

    Very beautiful Miss Beasla

  • Anonymous

    Very beautiful Miss Beasla