Solange Knowles Pens Touching Letter About ‘Phenomenal’ Son

Solange Knowles Pens Touching Letter About ‘Phenomenal’ Son

She also reveals her secret to career-home balance.

Published December 17, 2015

Solange Knowles is a beloved style influencer, successful musician and savvy entrepreneur, but the title she holds most dear is that of mom to son Daniel Julez Smith Jr., 11.

The “Losing You” singer, who is in the midst of finishing up her album, shared on Instagram her hectic schedule as of late, and revealed just how hard it’s been to be away from her son for days at a time.

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“[Eight] gigs, 8 studio sessions, 6 flights, in 2 weeks....but got to sleep in my bed for 2 nights. While I was home Julez pulled out my chair for me at lunch, said he'd sell his Nintendo so I could get a dress I loved when we went stopped by a store, and said he sees Chinese symbols when he listens to Alice Coltrane. He's phenomenal and I'm in love with he and it's really really hard to be away,” she wrote.

“I cried this morning because this is the longest we've been apart and my insides kind of split in half when I headed to the airport, but I'm working really really hard to finish this d**n album and so grateful to have his and my hubby's support.”

So how does she cope? With a little humor, of course. “At the end of all, just when I think I'm going to do something crazy like get a face tat or shave my eyebrows off, or spray paint my hands metallic silver and then do the home alone scream, so I have permanently have shiny handprints on my cheeks, my heart just explodes with gratitude....that this is my life,” she said, admitting that she couldn’t “be more grateful, humbled, and really, God honestly, blessed.”

8 gigs, 8 studio sessions, 6 flights, in 2 weeks....but got to sleep in my bed for 2 nights 🌻While I was home Julez pulled out my chair for me at lunch, said he'd sell his Nintendo so I could get a dress I loved when we went stopped by a store, and said he sees Chinese symbols when he listens to Alice Coltrane. He's phenomenal and I'm in love with he and it's really really hard to be away. I cried this morning because this is the longest we've been apart and my insides kind of split in half when I headed to the airport, but I'm working really really hard to finish this damn album and so grateful to have his and my hubby's support. I like to use IG to create and share a little color and laughter in my life, and to see the beauty and fun in things in the midst of a lot of hard ass work and sacrifice that goes along with it. Its just not fun to show the 18 hour studio days, even when I'm sick as hell, coughing all up on @audio_nino (sorry Nino) , and then getting up at 6am to tackle the 400 borriiinnng emails @johnbogaard and I exchange daily (sorry john, but you do make me lol for every 10 emails😉),while trying to balance running multiple businesses and still find time to dedicate to issues that are important to me. At the end of all, just when I think I'm going to do something crazy like get a face tat or shave my eyebrows off, or spray paint my hands metallic silver and then do the home alone scream, so I have permanently have shiny handprints on my cheeks, my heart just explodes with gratitude....that this is my life. I couldn't be more grateful, humbled, and really, God honestly, blessed. So suck it up bissh, and stop being emo and whiney on the insta, and get the fuck back to work.....cuz you knooooow you took this pictures weeeeeks ago when you actually were glowing like that, lol. (Although to be fair, I could've worn this in 80 degree Nola yesterday ☀️ ) ok. bye👋🏾.

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Written by Britt Middleton

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