“You’ll never fall because I’m there to catch you,” says Sharon to her three children.
Sharon Osbourne and Victoria Beckham are among many celebrities who have written wonderful heart warming letters to their children. The open letters were published by TIME to celebrate Mother’s Day in America.
The letters revealed the vulnerability of even the greatest celebrities and showed that being a mother is a learning curve no matter who you are. Sharon writes “I still remember the first thing I thought when I became a mom. It was, “Oh, God, what do I do with this baby?” She goes on to discuss the role of Ozzie in helping with caring for the children when she was overwhelmed and how eventually as she got more comfortable she “became a lioness.” Now like most mothers Sharon says she “is terribly overprotective” and that she has had to learn to accept she cannot fix everything. “I cannot protect you from the world. And now I know I don’t have to.”
Sharon closes emotionally by saying that “raising a child is the most important thing you can ever do. Every gift you ever gave me I still have, and they are most treasured. Necklaces and paintings and hearts for Mother’s Day and all those drawings, I have them framed everywhere. They are my family jewels.”
This sentiment is renewed in Victoria Beckam’s letter to Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper, as she says that “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.”
Victoria wants her children to know, “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.”
Both Sharon and Victoria say that they appreciate the constant struggle working mothers face whilst trying juggle a career and being good mothers. They feel guilty when they are away or working too much but also want to set a good example to their kids.
Victoria sums it up by saying, “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.”
You can find all the celebrity ‘Letters from Mom” here: http://time.com/collection/letters-from-mom/