Melania Trump, the First Lady of the United States, recently lost her mother, Amalija Knavs, who passed away at the age of 78. This week Melania delivered a heartfelt eulogy for her mother at her funeral.
The funeral, held at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, was attended by family and friends who gathered to pay their respects. Melania fondly remembered her mother as “the epitome of elegance and grace,” and spoke of her boundless love and unwavering devotion to her family. Amalija was not only a loving mother and wife, but also a doting grandmother who showered her grandson, Barron, with love and care.
The First Lady also highlighted her mother’s journey to becoming a U.S. citizen, and how she embraced the privileges and opportunities that came with it. Amalija’s shining moment was undoubtedly when her daughter became the First Lady of the United States, and she witnessed her embark on a grand odyssey of representing the country. Melania’s husband, President Donald Trump, was by her side at the funeral, showing his support and love for his wife during this difficult time.
A very tall Barron Trump, 17, stands between his parents at the funeral of Melania’s mother Amalija Knavs.
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During his eulogy, President Trump expressed his gratitude for Amalija and praised her as “an incredible, beautiful mother.” He also thanked her for her cooking, which he said helped their son, Barron, grow tall. The President also shared that Amalija was not just a mother-in-law to him, but also a dear friend and confidant. He referred to her as a “ray of light in the darkest of days” and praised her supportive nature during both successful and challenging times.
“In her presence, the world seemed to shimmer with radiant joy. She was not just a friend, but a confidant. A ray of light in the darkest of days. In her company, I found peace knowing that she would always be there to listen. She celebrated our successes and provided unwavering support during chaotic times. Our bond was unbreakable. A testament to the power of a true love for one another. She was my dear friend. An irreplaceable treasure. A gift bestowed upon me by the universe. And for that, I am entirely grateful. Rest in peace, my beloved mommy,” Melania ended her eulogy.
As the funeral concluded, it was evident that Amalija had touched the lives of many, leaving behind a legacy of love and grace. Melania beautifully summed up her sentiments by saying, “rest in peace, my beloved mommy.” It was a heartbreaking moment for the First Lady and her family, but they found solace in the memories of Amalija and the unbreakable bond they shared.
Melania’s beautiful eulogy at her mother’s funeral pic.twitter.com/C9rIGWXsxK
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Despite facing a tumultuous time with the ongoing E. Jean Carroll case, in which Trump requested a delay but was denied by the judge, he still made it a priority to attend the funeral and support his grieving wife. The Trump family has been through difficult times in the public eye, but they have shown strength and unity during these tough moments.
Donald Trump says a New York judge denied his request to delay his trial so that he could attend Melania Trump’s mother’s funeral.
Trump has chosen to attend the funeral and miss a day in court as part of the E. Jean Carroll trial. pic.twitter.com/YRiaQpvs9O
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