Mother’s Day comes but once a year — It’s coming this Sunday (May 10) so don’t forget to call your mothers! — and as a gentle reminder that the Knowles family celebrates every holiday in spectacularly ***flawless fashion, Tina Knowles Lawson wrote a touching note to her daughters and niece.
If you’re looking for a feel-good read, her letter, which we’ve excerpted below, is for you:
I gave birth to two of you, but I have four incredible daughters. Writing this brought to mind all the ways you guys have been such a blessing to me.
When I’m feeling sad or not-so-cute or maybe a little sorry for myself, and you all include me in your group chat and tell me how hot I still look or how cool I am. Maybe you send me a crazy YouTube video. What actually works best is a cute photo of my grandchildren.
Tina dedicates a paragraph to each of the aforementioned women . Of Beyoncé she had this to say:
Beyoncé, I wish people could see how you are when you’re not in front of the camera or on the stage. How compassionate and kind you are to people, how you look them right in the eye when you speak to them. How hard you work, how generous you are with your time and money. How you don’t care if anyone knows about it because you do it from the heart. I wish they could see you with the Make-A-Wish Foundation kids, how patient you are and how your love has helped to extend lives. Yes, you are a huge star, but you have somehow managed to stay grounded and humble in the wake of all your success.
She closes out the letter with this tearjerker of a paragraph:
I’m often asked, what was my most proud moment? I would have to say it was at my recent wedding, when all four of you said in your own words that I taught by example and that I helped to make you the women you are today!!!! That was truly my proudest moment!
All my love,
We’re not crying. It’s just allergies.
Her entire letter is certainly worth a read, and you can read it at Time.