Beyonce's Mom Tina Knowles Lawson Pens Heartwarming Mother's Day Letter

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Tina Knowles, Solange Knowles and Beyonce Knowles attend recording artist Solange Knowles' birthday party held at a private residence on June 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  

With Mother's Day right around the corner, Time asked famous moms to write letters to their children. And one of those moms, Tina Knowles Lawson, has offspring that happens to be a little bit famous themselves.

Perhaps you've heard of Beyonce? Or, Solange?

Knowles Lawson, however, didn't just use her letter to pay tribute to her famous biological daughters, but also two other women she loves, Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland and her niece Angela Beyince (who serves as Vice President of Operations, Parkwood Entertainment).

"I gave birth to two of you, but I have four incredible daughters," she wrote. "Writing this brought to mind all the ways you guys have been such a blessing to me."

In addition to breaking down all their personal strengths (Queen Bey's "compassionate and kind." Solange is "my rebel warrior." Rowland is "a true survivor." Beyince is "smart and perceptive."), Knowles Lawson recalled the ways the four of them have been by her side.

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"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," she said.

She continued, "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."

"The obvious things about all of you are apparent," she added. "You are all strong, beautiful, intelligent and smart businesswomen. You are so much more than that. You are all kind, generous and you treat people well. You are all amazing mothers, wives, daughters, sisters and friends. All of you have total self-respect.

You can also read Victoria Beckham's letter to her four children here.


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