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Victoria Beckham’s letter to her children and other letters of famous moms

  • JWB Post
  •  May 9, 2015

 

Towards Mother’s Day, The Time Magazine has created a beautiful initiative – ‘Letters from Mom’. Powerful and famous moms write letters to their children. And you even can’t imagine how inspiring and wise these letters are. Actually, mommies penned down the guidance to live by. 

Here we republish the letter of Victoria Beckham, formerly of the Spice Girls and an acclaimed fashion designer. We find it very encouraging to read for every working mother.

“It Is Important That Our Children Understand Humility”

Being a mother is simply the greatest achievement of my life. It has taken me on an unexpected journey that can constantly surprise, educate and confuse me! The emotional connection I feel towards my children brings boundless elation and joy as well as the inevitable worry and concern.

They are a wonder to me every day. From a teenage son through to a toddler daughter, each moment of every day is filled with different energies, activities, feelings and a lot of comedy. From playing sport to lounging on the sofa, each of my children fill every second with laughter, music and discussion. They are kind hearted and well-mannered and have incredibly enquiring minds, and I feel incredibly blessed to be surrounded by these phenomenal human beings.

Being in a position where they live such a privileged life, it is important that our children understand humility, that they appreciate how their parents have worked very hard to create this life for the family and that they, too, have a responsibility to work hard, be respectful and never, ever take anything for granted.

My mother and father always encouraged me and my siblings, to have ambitions, and I hope that I can do the same with my children. I hope that I, together with their father, inspire them to dream big and be the best version of themselves that they can be.

Like so many working mothers all over the world, I feel the constant struggle to be the best mother I can, whilst setting a good example to my children to work hard. I travel for work when it’s necessary, and I miss them all the time when I am away. But they hide notes in my suitcase, which I love to find when unpacking, and I always bring photographs of all the family and put them by my bed so they are the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I see when I go to sleep. I love to hear their voices on the phone and seeing their faces—thank goodness for FaceTime. That sense of feeling connected makes being apart that little bit easier.

I have always been a great believer that women should support women, and my admiration goes out to mothers everywhere, as they constantly put their own needs behind those of their children, embracing daily uncertainties and entering the new uncharted territories that each day brings, to be, in return, rewarded with joy and unending love.

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY Xvb

Read all the letters here.

And yes, we just couldn’t help sharing this David Beckham’s photo from his Instagram that he joined just a week ago. The former soccer stud posted a precious snapshot of himself getting pampered and done up by his daughter Harper, and our hearts just can’t help but swell up.

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We have publish it here with a modest hope that each father of the world will follow David’s example this Mother’s Day and share the responsibility of motherhood.

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