Tina Knowles took to Instagram Saturday to celebrate her daughter Beyonce, writing a long tribute and sharing a video and a pictorial of her 40-year journey so far.
“You are the most honest, intelligent and creative person I know ! That Virgo mind is always 10 steps ahead . There is not a mean bone in your body and no bitterness in your heart!!”, Tina, who is 67, wrote.
The video Tina shared about her daughter showed the singer listing all of the things she hoped to do by the age of 40, simultaneously with a confirmatory reel of her actually doing them.
Equally interesting is the pictorial montage of Beyonce’s career of over two decades.
Tina Knowles wrote an accompanying tribute, along with the montage:
Beyoncé was the first person to hug me the day my mother died. We had had just arrived at East Hampton airport when my sister called with the news. I got out of the car and leaned against it, flipping through my thoughts and emotions. Although I have dealt with death many times, it has never been as I had thought it would be. And this time was no different.
I felt a hand on my shoulder, turned around and there she stood. “Louie told me.” she said, “Can I give you a hug?” I nodded yes and fell into her embrace. All she said was, “I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.” And as she walked away to board the waiting helicopter she added, “Let me know if you need anything.”
A couple of years later when Beyoncé learned of my cancer diagnosis, she became my cheerleader for a complete and speedy recovery. “We’re going to beat this thing,” she said, signaling her partnership in what has probably been the greatest fight of my life.
I’m saying all this to say that I know her to be a kind, compassionate and generous soul whose foundation in life is love. And today, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of her being born, I’m deeply grateful for the love she has shown me over these many years and for the leadership she’s shown us all in transforming the planet into a world that works for everyone.
Wherever you are right now, @beyonce , happy birthday and thank you… with love.