The eldest of five Indian children raised Hindu in Thailand, Kanchana was the first to refuse the role her family laid out for her. Arranged marriages are typical in Hindu culture, but she fell in love. So against her family’s wishes, Kan left her country and life as she knew it to follow her heart and develop on her own.
She married John and started Sweet Basil Inc, a small business bringing traditional Thai cooking to local kitchens by private instruction. Her lessons were so fun and fabulous! She balanced the roles of wife and business owner beautifully and I have to admit I was disappointed to hear she was giving up the business when she got her own bun going in the oven.
But I can’t tell you how happy I am that Kan and John are pregnant and will soon be delivering their daughter Arya! Kanchana is one of the most beautiful women I know. She’s sharp. Articulate. Attentive. Generous. Comfortable with who she is and what she brings to the table and I know that as good as she is as a wife, business owner and friend, she’ll be tenfold as a mother. She was born to do this and I can’t wait to watch her shine as she develops even further in the most important role she’s taken yet.
Thanks Kan and John for trusting me with the task of documenting this precious time in your lives. So glad to know you. I look forward to knowing you and your family more in the years to come.
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