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I hope I will be better able to express my stand, without exploding into an emotional outburst, as I did on Saturday.
I am aware that you and Dad have been very ambivalent in your attitude towards Suman/Sumathi from the start. I see that you, in particular, find it difficult to accept an Indian as my husband/wife, and as your son/daughter-in-law. But do remember that the ethnic profile of my class at High School, and even more in College, has been anything but limited to WASPs! I am totally comfortable with Suman’s/Sumathi’s Indianness: particularly as he/she is a third generation Indian American, whose favorite dinner is sirloin steak (you know mine is Chinese take-away!). He/she has made maybe a dozen trips to India and I think I am more familiar with Indian culture (thanks to my course in South Asian studies) than he/she is. Believe me, Mom, Suman/Sumathi is as American as you or Dad. Tell Dad that I have always been particularly impressed by his refusal to submit to jingoism at any level: even in the wake of 9/11.
Mom, as far as financial security goes, you know that, as an IT post-graduate, with a placement offer from Cisco in my pocket, I don’t have to worry about getting married immediately after my graduation. You are aware that Suman/Sumathi is a consultant at Goldman Sachs, and takes pride in being financially independent. Anyway, financial security is not at the top of my priority list: after all, I am your son/daughter! Mom, do you remember how you would regale Jeff and me with tales of those early years of marriage, and how you set up a household on Dad’s shoestring budget? You said love made it an adventure!
Which brings me to the core of the issue: Mom, I am deeply in love with Suman/Sumathi. There is nobody else I want to spend every day of the rest of my life with. I want to love and cherish him/her; I want to have children with him/her; I want to grow old with him/her. What more can I say to convince you that getting
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