John Stamos Writes Public Letter To His Mom, Then Everyone Realizes The Sad Truth
FaithTap Staff 5/10/2017
On Sept. 22, 2014, John Stamos lost his beloved mom Loretta Phillips. In time for Mother's Day this year, John penned a sweet letter to his mother that he's since shared with the world.
John first referenced a note his mom had written that he accidentally stumbled across at her kitchen table. He wrote that he now knows she meant for him to find it. The letter his mom wrote said:
"Life's an occasion... rise to it. Don't be sad because I died. Be happy because I lived. I had a wonderful life."
John wrote back to his mom saying that after three years, he's finally able to write back to her. He described in his letter how unselfish his mom was, how beautiful her "sparkling hazel eyes" were as they always sought the best in everyone.
"We'd go to a restaurant, and you'd start talking to the waitress or waiter. 'Oh, you're so pretty . you're such a smart young man,' this and that. Everyone who spent time with you walked away feeling better about themselves. Especially me, Alaina and Janeen."
John and his siblings used to joke that their mom was overbearing, over-complimentary, lovey and gushy. She always made sure that their childhood home was a place where John could seek refuge from the craziness of the world. He thanked her for being her and for loving him.
"You poured a lifetime of love into me, and that's what I'll remember best, too. Two and a half years later, that love still gets me through every single day."
In his letter to his mom, John said life was rough after his mom passed away. He said she was the "most important thing in his life" and he allowed his spirit to become clouded after his mom's passing, but he drew upon her strength, even after her passing, to wade through the sorrow and grief.
"Your voice, your beautiful face, your over-abundance of love is always running in the back of my mind and certainly in my heart. Maybe someday I'll have a kid or two, and maybe they'll have red hair like yours (although like you used to say, yours came from a bottle). Maybe they'll say, 'I love you more' like you always said. But mostly, I hope they have your humility and unselfishness and your ability to bring sunshine to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting you."
When concluding his heartfelt letter to his mom, John promised that no matter how busy he became, he would always write his future kids "lots of little notes" the way she did for him. What a beautiful tribute to his mom!
Sources: Good Housekeeping