Sunday is, of course, Mother's Day. So Solange, one of Tina Knowles Lawson's iconic daughters, took to Instagram to celebrate her mom.
First, she posted this photo with her own son, Julez.
Her caption will make you feel your feelings, for sure.
"I was 17 when I first heard this boy's heartbeat. I knew I wasn't gonna have it all figured out, but I knew I was gonna love him hard, put him first, and show him the world as I knew it. When he was 3 weeks old, we moved to the country, a small town in Idaho to be exact, and I got to know this lil special baby so well and feel the rhythm of motherhood... my own way, my own terms. 11 years later, my favorite thing to be called in the whole wide world is "Mom". What an honor in life to be chosen to be his. Happy Mother's Day to alllll da mommas out there, doing it their way, raising our future kings and queens. Salute you! All of you."
Then she shared this throwback photo of Tina along with a super lengthy but equally sweet message, thanking her mom for all she's done.
Here's the full text. (Read it at the risk of your own emotions.)
And one mo of @mstinalawson because she left the blueprint.
Strong, smart, free, independent, humble, generous, graceful, kind, hard working, creative, funny and most importantly LOVING.
Always showed us the power in having a vision. Grew up with not much at all, 6 sisters and brothers in a 2 bedroom house. Didn't have a degree, but ALWAYS the smartest sharpest woman in the room. Started a business in her garage and turned it into a lil empire, a space for women to feel empowered and beautiful. My sisters and I had a spare room in the salon, because you refused to have someone else raising us. Came to work with you every day and got to see the power of having a vision and working hard as hell to see it come to life. Had such an incredible tribe of women (Vernell, Cheryl, Angie,) around also showing us the power of being loving, hardworking, graceful women and mothers. Always gave us freedom and learned that me and my sisters were all different and had different needs, so took us to 3 different schools every day. Let me wear my crazy ass outfits and loud tap shoes to places, when I know sometimes people told you you should make me change. Let me blast my crazy music when I know sometimes you just wanted a quiet house. When I wanted to start petitions, or speak to the principle about issues, you were always right beside me. When I wanted to shoot a video in South Africa and didn't have a budget, you were right there with me being the assistant, assistant, director and let me use alllll your miles for plane tickets. All of that only for me to grow up and hear stories and find out I was just being a little Tina, lol. I didn't even mean to write this all, I've already talked to you twice but daaaaaaaaannng Tina, back at it again with the bomb bomb mommy hood."