The Woman That I Am

I have been a part of the Decade blog hop that was organised by Manas and Rashi and without even knowing the theme initially I signed up for the next. I was so happy when the theme was announced “The woman That I Am” as a tribute to all the amazing women in the world. I would like to take this opportunity to write a tribute to the most amazing woman in my life who has till date never given up and it is her never give up attitude that keeps me going even in the darkest hour. During my low time I always remind myself “I am her daughter” if she is so strong how can I be weak. Yes!! I would like to take this opportunity to write a few words for my mother whom I can never thank enough.

My mother has been my rock since I have gained the ability to understand the world. It is said a girl understands the value of her mother after she gets married. The same happened with me. I was a rebel kid and I troubled my mom a lot (still do I feel) but my mom has been my best friend from the beginning I could talk to her about anything and everything and never feel judged she was not the typical woman waiting to teach her daughter house chores and lecturing her on her life after marriage. In fact whenever my relatives would point out that being a girl I am supposed to learn certain categories of house chores like cooking, cleaning etc etc she would calmly answer my daughter will do as she chooses and not as it is pre determined by the society. She was the first one to realize my passion for cooking. My father has been a very practical man and his goal had always been to educate me and that I should be independent and could not understand my passion for cooking. My mother would hide from my father and pay my fees for classes towards pursuing my passion in baking. My mother was, is and will always be my first teacher in learning all the important lessons of life.

I still remember when I started dating my husband in 2006 I had just started my law school and he his engineering. My mother was the first one to understand what is going on and from day one she has been my absolute support. Today if I am with my husband it is absolutely because of her support. She has gone through so many health issues in the past but she never let me realise her pain and suffering and always has a pretty smile on her face. This smile has helped me remember what a woman I am. I am a part of her and that makes me feel so strong when I am going through any tough time. Even today she is my best friend, my gossip go to person and my co-conspirator. My day starts with talking to her and ends with a good night message from her.

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” Ma” I am taking this opportunity to say how much I love you and I am the woman that I am today all because of you.

“She is an optimist, an epitome of love, full of courage and hope,

Her smile gives me courage and she stands my me as my rock,

She cooks the simplest meals but made with all her love,

She laughs at my silly jokes and reprimands me when I am wrong,

She is my best friend and holds my hand while I still learn to walk,

She looked after me while I was ill looking after me day and night,

She never let it show that she herself was in pain,

I think of your smile when I cry, it gives me courage,

I think of your sacrifices when I feel like giving up on myself,

I can never really have enough words to thank you,

You taught me how to love, laugh and be the woman I am,

Ma you are my strength and I can never be complete without you.”

“This post is a part of ‘The Woman That I Am’ Blog Hop #TheWomanThatIAm organized by Rashi Roy and Manas Mukul #RRxMM. The Event is sponsored by Kraffitti.”

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107 Comments Add yours

  1. Swarnali Nath says:

    Woww, Shail, I loved your piece and specially the poem. It’s great to see you are your mother’s reflection. Your poem was awesome and I enjoyed the whole piece. More power to you dear.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much. Yes I am her reflection literally!! 😊😊😊

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      1. Jyoti Jha says:

        Such a loving writeup and especially the beautiful poem dedicated to your mom. Mothers have special place in our lives. You share such rewarding bond with your mom. More power to your connection with her!

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      2. shail says:

        Thank you so much.. 😊😊

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      3. Sivaranjini Anandan says:

        Mom is an inspirational manual of life that comes along with us finally fulfilled reading your post about your mom. 😊🤗🙌

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      4. shail says:

        Thank you so much… 😊😊

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      5. meralifestylemonika says:

        A beautiful post dedicated to your mom. Beautiful poem too . Love you

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      6. shail says:

        Thank you🙏💕

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      7. Arushi says:

        Such an honest and heartfelt post. There is no one like a mother and you have written a beautiful dedication to yours. You are a part of her and her reflection. Loved the post and the poem

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      8. shail says:

        Thank you so much

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  2. Mothers have an important place in our lives. They inspire us, they guide us. Our parents have shaped the person that we are today. Loved this post.

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    1. shail says:

      Thanks a lot…

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  3. Deepika says:

    Your piece of the poem shows your life and gratitude towards your mother. Like your mother, my mother has also supported me in each up and downs without being judgemental. I love her so much. Your post reminded me of my connection with my mother. I know mothers have the important role to make us the woman that we are!
    Deepika Mishra

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    1. shail says:

      Yes indeed mothers have a very strong connection with their kids. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  4. Archana says:

    A post straight from a daughter’s heart, strongly agree with you mothers are just awesome💕, Your bond with your mother just remind Me mine with my mom, we two also shares a strong bond of friendship more than a mother daughter relationship, beautiful way of womanhood celebration.well written post!!!!

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    1. shail says:

      Thanks a lot… 😊😊

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    2. purbajune says:

      A beautiful and heartwarming post.
      The picture and poem are endearing. It was wonderful to know about your mother and the bond you both shared.

      ~Purba Chakraborty

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      1. shail says:

        Thank you so much.. 🙏🙏

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      2. Rekha says:

        Wow dear sooooooooooo lovelyyyyyyy….. really heart touching…. she is really an amazing person ur mom……all these years I have seen her always ready to help, loving n caring…she is our pillar of strength also…we all depend on her….well said dear…. love you all…God bless you all…..👌👌👌🌹🌹🌹👏👏👏

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      3. shail says:

        Thank you soo muchhh mami… 💕💕💕😘😘😘

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    3. Shail you are full of love just like your mom. I feel so elated looking at your blog and it gives me an insight that your
      mom has supported and encouraged you well. It’s such an honest tribute to all mom’s . Every mom wants the best for her children and goes to any extent for their passion . #damurureads Urvashi

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      1. shail says:

        Thank you so much for your kind words!! 💕💕💕

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  5. Such a glowing tribute to your mother – shows how wonderfully you have been brought up and how gratitude is a part of us. We forget the contribution of the ones closest to us sometimes and this is a beautiful reminder.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words… 🙏

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  6. Every mother has a special place in the heart of their children. I love your post and I believe every person is a reflection of their parents in some or the other way and it’s special with everyone 🙂
    — rightpurchasing.com

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    1. shail says:

      Yes so true!! Thanks a lot 🙏💕

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  7. Ritu says:

    Such a beautiful tribute to your mom, Shail. I loved reading it. I could also completely relate to it since I share a similar bond with my own mother. I am sure she is immensely proud of you.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much..🙏💕

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  8. Such a warm and vocal ode of dedication to your mother and her contributions in your journey, well done

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much…

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  9. Srivalli says:

    Hugs to both you and your mom. She’s a gem of a person. This is a beautiful post. 🙂

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much

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    2. Undoubtedly we are what our moms make us. Resilient, strong,loving and giving we learn everything from them.

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      1. shail says:

        Yes very true!! 😊😊

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  10. itsmylife126 says:

    Such a nice, tender bond you share with your mother. With a loving mother by your side, you are bound to enjoy life. – Yatindra Tawde

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u.. 😊😊

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  11. Neeraja Ganesh says:

    With every post that tributes the mom, I wonder whether I will ever be a mom who is that good with her daughter:-) Wish you and your mom bonding goes on for years and years !

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much.. 🙏🙏

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  12. Janaki says:

    No one can replace the love and understanding of a mother. Cheers to your mom!
    Janaki@beyondthefamiliar

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    1. shail says:

      Thanks a lot…

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    2. Your poem reflects your love and gratitude toward your mother. It’s amazing that you embody all that she taught you and carry it forward. Indeed a fitting tribute to the love of a mother in shaping you as a woman.
      Deepika Sharma

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      1. shail says:

        Thank you🙏💕

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  13. ritecontent says:

    Mothers are so special and we never really tell them how much we appreciate them do we? I admire the way you have paid tribute to your mom, she seems a wonderful person! You are her mirror for sure, so I expect you are a lovely person in your own right too! The poem is so apt, mom must be very happy to see this! – Brinda

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much… 😊😊🙏🙏

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  14. Sivaranjini Anandan says:

    Mom is an inspirational manual of life that comes along with us finally fulfilled reading your post about your mom. 😊🤗🙌

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  15. Meena says:

    A mother’s place is always special. No one can replace her in any shape or form.She moulds the kids in her ideology and instils in them her courage and capabilities. Great tribute to your mom.

    Meena from balconysunrise.wordpress.com

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much… 😊😊

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  16. Sonia Madaan says:

    Truly, mothers are the one who make us what we are. They give shape to our lives, stand beside us and guide us. Loved reading this post. A real and lovely tribute to a mother.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much… 😊🙏🙏

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  17. A beautiful dedication to your mom. Enjoyed reading your heartfelt words.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much..

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  18. Ruchi says:

    Mothers do have an important place in everyone’s life. Loved the part where she supported your baking skills and let you choose your path. Mothers are so sweet they always do such things. Loved your post.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much…

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  19. mahekg says:

    A mother plays a very important part in every child’s life and no one can replace her. Your poem was straight from the heart and so lovely to read.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much

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  20. Zenobia Merchant says:

    A heartfelt tribute to the most important person ever, Moms. Beautiful experience shared and the poetry in the end was the icing on the cake.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you 🙏💕

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  21. Pr@Gun says:

    Glad you have such an understanding mother who always stood by you. Lovely post I hope your mom reads it as she will be so happy to know your love thru this. The gratitude poem is very nice.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you 🙏💕

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  22. What a heartfelt post about your mother. Some time, we look outside to get inspiration. However, our own mother is always the closest inspiration that we often take for grated. Good to see that you dedicated post to your mother!

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much

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  23. Wow!!Such a nice post reflecting your love for your mom..The poem was the icing on the cake..Your mom must be so proud of you..God bless..

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    1. shail says:

      Thanks a lot.. 😊😊💕💕

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  24. Hey Nice to read you again
    Your mom and you look so similar.
    I loved reading the poem on her.
    Mothers are definitely the biggest blessings in our lives. No matter how far, how fast or how differently we grew up, the moment we pause we always find mother’s smiling at us, standing right there by our side. Our mothers are as strong as our fathers but they are our strongest support systems.

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    1. shail says:

      Hey thank you so much for your kind words!!

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  25. Jyoti Arora says:

    God cannot be everywhere so he created mothers, and your poetry absolutely relates that. Mothers are the strongest support!! God bless!!

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much

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  26. Manas Mukul says:

    I am sure your mom would be really proud today. I hope she read this piece too. Moms are the best. Beautiful dedication to the most important person in your life and we are really thankful that you chose again to be a part of our hop.

    #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much Manas. Through your theme I could thank the most important person in my life. Yes she read this and loved it and even reminded me of the times I troubled her so much.. 🤣🤣🤣

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  27. poorvikhare says:

    Beautifully expressed! Loved your tribute to your Mom. Heart warming lines at the end!

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much..

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  28. Ninu Nair says:

    Aww…this was so heartwarming. Surely, all mothers play such an important part and have a special place in our hearts. You wrote this piece so beautifully!

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you🙏💕

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  29. such a beautiful tribute to your mom, love the post

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    1. shail says:

      Thanks a lot.. 😊😊

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  30. Deepti says:

    What an ode to your Mother…mothers will always be our pillar of strength and support!!

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you🙏💕

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  31. I feel the same way about my mother- she is best friend, nurturer and soul mate all rolled into one! It was so nice that you chose to pay tribute to her this International Women’s Day.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much..

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  32. surabhi19 says:

    A wonderful tribute and love your gratitude toward your mother.Best wishes for your future post.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you🙏💕

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  33. Disha says:

    Very true, the bond between mother and daughter strengthens after marriage. Beautiful post dedicated to your mother.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you🙏💕

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  34. Mayuri6 says:

    I hope your Mom read this and it bought a smile to her face. It certainly did on mine, and made me miss my Mom!:)

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    1. shail says:

      Yup she was very happy reading this!! 😀😀

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  35. I am sure she must be proud of your achievements today. Only strong mothers can raise such strong kids…Glad that she recognised your passion and helped you pursue the same.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much. She is very strong!!

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  36. Supriti says:

    what a beautiful tribute to your mom. M sure she must be in tears after reading this. An understanding relationship with parent in the growing years is a blessing and u are one blessed soul. my heart is filled with so much love and warmth after reading the last concluding poem. keep writing dear. 🙂

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you🙏💕🙏💕

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  37. Abha Mondal says:

    That is a lovely tribute to your lovely mother. Mothers are special in many ways and they are our first teachers too. Lovely post.

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    1. shail says:

      Thanks a lot…😊😊

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  38. Varsh says:

    Lovely pic! A bond between a mother and daughter is very special. Loved your heartfelt poem.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you🙏💕

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  39. Sangya Nagpal says:

    Such a beautiful write up.Loved reading every part of it❤️.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you🙏

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  40. Beautiful poem on your inspiration lady .
    I think mom are blessing for every child. She is angel of life and this poem remind me if my mom.

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    1. shail says:

      Thanks a lot…💕💕

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  41. Lovely ode you your mother. Great to know she supported you in your passion for cooking. You are lucky to have her in your life.

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    1. shail says:

      Yes I am very lucky.. Thank you so much..

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  42. MeeraMayaa says:

    Yes, she is the wind beneath our wings.and it’s a beautiful ode to your Amma.
    As she is the reason we are here and she is reason we continue to continue our work…

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    1. shail says:

      Yes very true!!

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  43. This is more of a gratitude post to your mother, loved your expression. Mothers have this unique connection with their child and she never fails to support us in her own way. Heart- warming post,stay blessed!

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you🙏💕

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  44. Mothers be the best. They are all what you said and much much more. Dictionaries cannot describe them, we need true emotions and you have done just that. Beautifully expressed and the pic is lovely.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much… 💕💕

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  45. Rashi Roy says:

    Wonderful! This is such a positive and pleasant post to read. Mother-daughter bonds are special in their own way and you have paid a heartfelt tribute. Loved the poem too.
    It means a lot that you signed up for this blog hop without thinking twice. Am so glad to have you as a part of the hop and thanks for sharing this beautiful piece with us 🙂

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you for conducting this hop. The theme gave me the chance to write this tribute for my mom. 💕💕

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