Melania Trump, the former First Lady and wife of ex-President Donald Trump, delivered a heartfelt eulogy during the funeral of her mother, Amalija Knavs. The solemn ceremony was held at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday morning.
“My mother, the epitome of elegance and grace, exemplified the essence of a true woman. Her love for her husband, Viktor, my father; Ines, my sister; and me was boundless,” she began, per Fox News. “Her nurturing spirit had no limits, creating a legacy that will last for generations.
She also spoke about Knavs’ role as a grandmother to her son, Barron, and said she “showered” him “with affection, illuminating his world with love, tender care, and unwavering devotion.”
“In her presence, we were enveloped in the warmth of her embrace. We will be forever grateful for the unparalleled affection she bestowed on us. She embodied the best mother, wife, grandmother, mother-in-law, a true beacon of love and luxury in our lives,” Melania Trump added.
In her address, Melania Trump further commended her mother, referring to her as a “genuine source of inspiration” and a “paragon” for both herself and countless others.
Amidst her discourse, Melania Trump also disclosed that her mother, originally from Austria, had the “honorable opportunity” of attaining U.S. citizenship, saying she ““executed an exquisite sense of pride as my husband became the President of the United States and as I embarked on a grand odyssey, traveling the corners of the globe as the first lady.”
“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.”