Taylor Swift continued her tradition of reaching out directly to her fans on Mother's Day, when she replied to a young girl's note on Tumblr. The fan shared her sadness over celebrating the day without her mum, who passed away last January, and explained how Taylor's music has helped her get through the tough times. Taylor, who shared her own story about her mother's cancer diagnosis in April, responded with kind words, writing that she both admired and respected the girl. Read their notes below, and then see how Taylor spent part of Mother's Day weekend.
It's me, iced coffee girl, and I could really use a hug. Today is Mother's Day, a day most people spend with their mothers thanking them for everything they do. But, for me, I can't spend this day with my mom because she's in heaven. Last January, my mom passed away and a piece of my heart left with her. My mom was my best friend, the one I laughed with, the one I cried with, and the one I loved with my whole heart. For a while, I felt empty. But as you've done many times before, you filled that hole. You took me out of my sad place and made me happy. And because of you, I got through something that was the hardest thing in the world for me. Today's going to be another hard day, but I know with you on my side I can get through anything. I love you. Always, Kaileen
Kaileen — I love you so much and can't imagine what you must be feeling today. You've lived through my worst fear. I'm so sorry you can't spend today with her. It's not fair, and there's no reason why you should feel okay about it. No one should ever expect you to feel normal today. I admire and respect your ability to put forth such a sunny, sweet disposition when you've been through something so dark and tragic so recently. I never would've guessed by your attitude or your posts. I never would've known if you hadn't told me. Sending you a huge hug today.
Gonna go get iced coffee and cheers to you. :)