Secondly! The slumber parties! Sorry we couldn’t make it, but we still would like to know what movies you watched! I’m betting something with Pam Grier—Foxy Brown’s too obvious, maybe Sheba Baby?

We’ll be sure to make it next time, Miss Tina! I have some art-house DVDs I’ll bring along! Also, thank you so much for saying this:

The obvious things about all of you are apparent. You are all strong, beautiful, intelligent and smart businesswomen. You are so much more than that. You are all kind, generous and you treat people well. You are all amazing mothers, wives, daughters, sisters and friends. All of you have total self-respect.


Mama Tina! Our cup spilleth over!

There are more letters from moms at Time, in case you need more encouragement. All of them have deeply heartening titles—Chirlane McCray’s “Use Your Gifts to Create a More Just and Equal World,” Jennifer Weiner’s “You Are So Much More Than Your Looks,” Candace Parker’s “We’re a Team, Right Lai?”—possibly with the exception of Sharon Osbourne’s letter, which delivers some stone-cold tough love: “I CANNOT PROTECT YOU FROM THE WORLD.” Damn, Sharon! Happy Mother’s Day kids, earth is garbage!

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