Grammy-winning singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter‘s mother Tina Knowles has penned an open letter to her entire family ahead of Mother’s Day this Sunday (May 10).

Within her heartfelt note, Tina acknowledged how much the females in her family meant and applied ample attention on Queen Bey.

“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.” (TIME)

Check out what Tina said about Solange on the next page…

Tina also talked about the rebel-like qualities of her younger daughter Solange.

“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.” (TIME)

She recently revealed an outing with The Carters last year sparked the idea of marrying her new husband Richard Lawson last month.

“[In September] we went on a boat with Beyoncé and Jay Z for her birthday, and when we came out one night dressed to go to dinner, Blue said, ‘Oh, ya’ll look beautiful. When are ya’ll getting married?'” Tina, 61, tells PEOPLE. “Richard said, ‘Oh, Blue, soon. Do you approve?’ And she said yes,” the newlywed adds. “That’s the first time we talked seriously about getting married.” (People)

The secret wedding went down last month in California with son-in-law Jay Z and Bey in attendance.

Beyonce’s 61-year-old mom is marrying 67-year-old actor Richard Lawson on Sunday evening — and the yacht is leaving out of Newport Beach, CA. Everyone is dressed in white, including Blue Ivy. Solange was also there along with other relatives. The boat holds 300, and we’re guessing they could fill it to capacity if they want. (TMZ)