Beyoncé Knowles’ mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, recently wrote truly inspiring words to Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Solange Knowles, and Angie Beyince (niece) for Mother’s Day.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s a given that children express their gratitude to their mothers. However, as for Beyoncé’s mother, she felt that it would be awesome to express herself to her children since they’re also mothers.
Beyoncé’s mother wrote her letter to the daughters via Time. It’s titled, “You Have Been Such a Blessing.” In the letter, she reflects remote and recent memories shared between her and her daughters. Tina Knowles-Lawson biologically only has two daughters, Beyoncé and Solange. However, Mother Knowles claims four, including Kelly Rowland and Tina’s niece, Angie.
The whole letter focused on how Mother Knowles’ daughters have comforted and been there for her during her times of need. Specifically, in some parts, she wrote about how they all have helped her revive.
“I remember slumber parties after my divorce, when we watched old movies and ate a lot of ice cream. I felt so loved and supported. The roles were reversed, and it was ME who needed nurturing. I remember my first date when every one of you weighed in on what I should wear.”
If you want a short version, Entertainment Tonight summed it up here.
According to the article, Beyoncé’s mother wrote to them each, individually. To Beyoncé, she wrote as follows.
“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.”
If you know anything about Beyoncé’s humanitarian efforts, she gives a lot, publicly and privately, as mentioned. You can see her life’s zeal from her social media pages, documentaries, and from the words of those people to which she holds close.
It’s the same with Beyoncé’s sister, Solange, as well. Though she and Jay-Z have had their run-ins, such as the elevator incident, such moments don’t define who a person is overall, right? And that’s exactly what Tina Knowles has to say to Solange.
“Solange, I knew when you were born three days late that you would walk to the beat of your own drum. You were always my rebel warrior! Always defending the underdog and fighting for what you believe in.
I remember you, at 10 years old, started a petition to remove a bad teacher, and your dad and I were so proud of you. I love that you do not let others define who you are, or what you are.
Whether in your music, fashion or your life, you truly are your own incredible, unapologetic person! As tough as you are, you will drop everything to take care of someone you love.”
Relatively, Beyoncé and her sister are two totally different individuals. Likewise, though Solange’s voice is similar to Beyoncé’s, fans of both distinctly know who is who. Unlike Queen B’s style, Beyoncé’s sister brings a certain uniqueness to her sound, as she calls her music “different.”
Nevertheless, Tina Knowles also included Kelly as a daughter. Though she wasn’t biologically hers, she was and is still family. To her, Mother Knowles writes as follows.
“Kelly, I know without a doubt that you were a true gift from God. You came to live with us when you were only 11 years old. You were the sweetest, most kind person I had ever met and you still are.
You are also a true survivor. You never give up. Your discipline and drive always inspires me. You make me want to take better care of my body and constantly motivate me to exercise and take time for myself.
You have the best listening skills and are a loyal friend to many. I’ve seen you take the jewelry off of your arm and give it to someone because you wanted to make them feel good.”
You, truly, never know what people have been through in their pasts. Many see the present and think it’s been that way all along. However, as a testimony, Tina Knowles tells it like it is in this Mother’s Day tribute.
Lastly, to her niece-daughter Angie, Beyoncé’s mother says that she’s practically the “Olivia Pope” of the family.
“Angie, you are my niece, but we have always been more like mother and daughter! You were always so mature, always challenging me and questioning why. (Fortunately I never believed in the ‘Because I said so’ or ‘I’m the adult’ crap, either.)
I always trusted that you would look out for and protect Solange, Kelly and Beyoncé, and you did! You still do sometimes. You are so smart and perceptive, and you see through bullshit right away! You’ve always had our backs. Our own family fixer!! You know I call you Olivia Pope!!!!!”
At the end of the letter, Tina Knowles states that her proudest moment thus far has been when they gave her away at her recent wedding.
As can be seen, at the core, the Knowles are just like any other regular, everyday family. Sure, there’s money and status. However, with that, a lot of other pressures bear down as well. Given their stature, “regular” life events can’t just “happen” to them. They have to know how to handle and address it.
Like in the “Solange and Jay-Z” incident, to the everyday family, that could’ve been “just another day.” Yet, because it involved Beyoncé’s husband and sister, it was highly publicized and criticized. But doesn’t every family go through similar things?
Was this a perfect Mother’s Day gift? What are your thoughts? Feel free to share in the comment section.
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