Kelly Rowland’s Belated Mother’s Day Note A Reminder It’s Never Easy Celebrating Without Your Mom

A few weeks after giving birth to her first child, son Titan, Kelly Rowland lost her mother, Doris Rowland Garrison, at the age of 66. At the time, she issued a statement through her publicist, speaking on the impact her mom’s love had on the mother she was becoming.

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“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison,” part of her statement read. “She was an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so that I could become the woman—and now mother—I am today.”

She hasn’t spoken that much since then about her mother, as it’s understandably tough for the 36-year-old. But on Monday, a day after Mother’s Day, Rowland celebrated both her late mother and grandmother with a heartfelt message and memory. She shared it on Instagram:

Doris Rowland Garrison died in 2014 after going into cardiac arrest. In an interview with 60 Minutes earlier this year while promoting her new parenting book, Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened), she talked about the day her mom passed.

“It was hard because I’d just watched my son come into this world and I actually watched her go. Like, literally watched her go. I remember when they pulled the plug,” Rowland said before breaking down.

“There’s not a day that goes by I don’t think of her,” she added.

Images via WENN and Instagram

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