John Stamos was devastated when his beloved mother passed away in 2014 at age 75, and in advance of Mother’s Day the former “Full House” star penned a heartfelt letter to her, recalling she “poured a lifetime of love into me.”
Written for Good Housekeeping magazine as part of a special Mother’s Day feature, Stamos’s letter begins by recalling a sweet note she once wrote to him.
“Shortly after you died, I found something you wrote. I was sitting at your famous kitchen table, the same table where all the family therapy sessions would happen, and I was wondering how I could possibly get through one single day without you. I honestly felt I could not go on,” writes Stamos.
He then shares the note, which reads: “Life is an occasion … Rise to it. Don’t be sad because I died … be happy because I lived. I had a wonderful life.”
In his letter, Stamos reveals that it’s taken him awhile, but enough time has passed that he’s now able to respond.
“You meant for me to find that note when I did,” he adds, “and now I’m ready to write you back.”
He admits that mourning her death has been tough for him. “How could it not? You were the most important thing in my life,” he writes. “I allowed outside things to come in and cloud my spirit, but it was your strength that got me through it,” he wrote. “Your voice, your beautiful face, your over-abundance of love is always running in the back of my mind and certainly in my heart.”
In conclusion, Stamos writes: “I miss you madly, mother — until we meet again. And we will!”
You can read Stamos’s letter in its entirety in Good Housekeeping.