Beyoncé's Mom Writes Heartfelt Mother's Day Letter To Her Children

Mother's Day is on Sunday. It's a time to show gratitude to our mothers and for mothers to bask in the love of their children.

Even though Tina Knowles Lawson's children are super famous, at the end of the day, she is still a normal mom.

Mrs. Knowles Lawson penned an open letter on TIME to her daughters, Beyoncé, Solange, Kelly and Angie, to mark the occasion.

She expressed her pride and love for her children in the letter. And she individually addressed each daughter in a heartfelt manner.

To Beyoncé, Tina wrote,

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.

And to Solange, Tina wrote,

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.

She also wrote about her proudest moment with her daughters.

She wrote,

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!

You can read the full letter here.

Citations: You Have Been Such a Blessing to Me (TIME)