“Another Easter without my daughter. I miss your giggles joy, and wonder on discovering all your Easter goodies in your basket. I miss making you bunny pancakes and seeing you bite off the ear with glee as the syrup trickles down to your chest. I miss dressing you in your special Easter dress, carefully chosen by us weeks before, and braiding your hair in ribbons and bows as we get ready for church. I miss you asking to borrow a touch of my perfume as you stand tall in front of the mirror admiring the little lady you are – all dressed up on Easter morning. I miss you and our special Easter days.”
“For all the mothers fighting for better days to come…”
Alicia Keys is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She was raised in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan, New York by a single mother, Terri Augello. Terri was a part-time actress who also worked as a paralegal. She worked two jobs, putting in long hours, but never wavered in her love and support of her daughter.
Terri worked hard to see that Alicia could achieve the big dreams she had for her life. Alicia went to music, gymnastics and dance classes while growing up.
Alicia says about her mother, “She raised me single-handedly. It was very hard for her, because she had to be superwoman. She had to work the job and support the daughter and also try to pursue her dreams. She’s my rock. I know she will be there no matter what.”
Alicia appeared on The Cosby Show at age 4. She attended the Professional Performing Arts School at age 12, where she majored in choir and graduated at age 16 as class valedictorian. Alicia Keys has become a chart topping artist, affectionately dubbed the “Princess of Soul”. Alicia wrote a song for her mother titled “I Owe You”.
Alicia has also reunited with her father, and has mended their relationship.
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