Here’s to the woman who puts her family before anything and everything, especially herself.

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Here’s to the woman who feels our happiness and our pain as if it’s her own.

Here’s to the woman who feeds us some of the world’s best food.

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Black bean and spinach enchiladas…so unbelievably delicious

Here’s to the woman who prays and dreams about her children’s strength and happiness every single day.

Here’s to the woman who actually called my principal to ask why I was chosen as the substitute crossing guard as opposed to a full time one.


Here’s to the woman who followed up the crossing guard conversation with one about why I wasn’t in the same classroom as my best friends.

Here’s to the woman who singlehandedly was able to change my B+ in gym [because I couldn’t do a cartwheel] to an A-.


Here’s to the woman who sat and cried with me when I experienced heartbreak for the first time.

Here’s to the woman who laughs at all of my stories and jokes no matter how “out there” they are.

Here’s to the woman who makes me a better person just by being my momma.

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I love you!

And Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful moms out there!

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.  – Washington Irving

By Parita

8 thoughts on “Here’s to the Woman…”
  1. you brought tears to my eyes…what a beautiful tribute to your mother!! give her a big hug from me.

    and on a side note, i NEED the recipe to those enchiladas…looks so delicious!

    1. Aww…thanks! She’s a special lady.

      And the enchiladas are a modified version of the recipe y’all gave me! Sooo good. 🙂

  2. Beautiful post P. Well written! Your mom is so pretty! You are probably one of the few Indians whose mom cried with you when you experienced your first heart break, it’s not common for Indian kids to be able to talk to parents about “everything.” You’re lucky to have that!

    Btw.. which kid is you? The spinach and black bean enchiladas look insane.. I make something similar… so good. Do you actually use Spinach Corn Tortillas? If so, I haven’t found the corn kind, only flour.

    1. Thank you, Nisha! My mom and I are super close. And even when I don’t tell her something, she just knows. 🙂

      And I’m the older kid. My sister is 7 years younger then me.

      And my mom uses flour tortillas…sooo good! 🙂

  3. O my SUNSHINE:) you made my heart beat so in love and singing and feeling so so so proud first thing on Monday morning after reading this post and at the same time tears flowing for a second…it’s funny since neither you or aek were with us yesterday, dad i were talking about what we had go through both times to have you and aek. So don’t ever forget how precious you girls are to me and nothing will change that eevvverrrr 🙂 so proud of you…

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