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‘Being a mother is the greatest achievement of my life’: Victoria Beckham writes a touching letter about her kids

Published 09/05/2015 | 14:08

Victoria Beckham with eldest son Brooklyn and daughter Harper
Victoria Beckham with eldest son Brooklyn and daughter Harper
The Beckhams
Brooklyn Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 at Claridges Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision for Harpers Bazaar/AP)
David Beckham and daughter Harper
8883136 Soccer star David Beckman took his family out for lunch at Tsujitsa Artisan Noodles and then went shopping at the Black market store in los Angeles, California
Brooklyn Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 at Claridges Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision for Harpers Bazaar/AP)
David Beckham, wife Victoria Beckham and sons (L-R) Cruz, Romeo and Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, David and Harper Beckham next to Anna Wintour at the Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2015 show last weekend. Photo: Lucas Jackson
Romeo Beckham, Connor Cruise, Cruz Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham, Tom Cruise, David Beckham and Harper Beckham attend an NHL playoff game between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Victoria Beckham has written a touching open letter about motherhood, in which she describes being a mum to her four children as “the greatest achievement” of her life.

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The 41-year-old mum penned a letter about her family in a special edition of Time magazine which celebrates Mother’s Day, held in the US on Sunday.

The fashion designer and her husband David Beckham have four children Brooklyn (15), Romeo (13), Cruz (12) and three-year-old Harper.

“Being a mother is simply the greatest achievement of my life. It has taken me on an unexpected journey that can constantly surprise, educate and confuse me! The emotional connection I feel towards my children brings boundless elation and joy as well as the inevitable worry and concern,” Victoria wrote in Time magazine.

“They are a wonder to me every day. From a teenage son through to a toddler daughter, each moment of every day is filled with different energies, activities, feelings and a lot of comedy. From playing sport to lounging on the sofa, each of my children fill every second with laughter, music and discussion.

"They are kind hearted and well-mannered and have incredibly enquiring minds, and I feel incredibly blessed to be surrounded by these phenomenal human beings,” she said.

The Beckhams
The Beckhams
Victoria Beckham with eldest son Brooklyn and daughter Harper
Brooklyn Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 at Claridges Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision for Harpers Bazaar/AP)
David Beckham and daughter Harper
8883136 Soccer star David Beckman took his family out for lunch at Tsujitsa Artisan Noodles and then went shopping at the Black market store in los Angeles, California
Brooklyn Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 at Claridges Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision for Harpers Bazaar/AP)
David Beckham, wife Victoria Beckham and sons (L-R) Cruz, Romeo and Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, David and Harper Beckham next to Anna Wintour at the Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2015 show last weekend. Photo: Lucas Jackson
Romeo Beckham, Connor Cruise, Cruz Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham, Tom Cruise, David Beckham and Harper Beckham attend an NHL playoff game between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

In the letter, Victoria stated that it was important to her that the Beckham brood are caring and understanding as they grow despite their very privileged upbringing.

“Being in a position where they live such a privileged life, it is important that our children understand humility, that they appreciate how their parents have worked very hard to create this life for the family and that they, too, have a responsibility to work hard, be respectful and never, ever take anything for granted.”

“I have always been a great believer that women should support women, and my admiration goes out to mothers everywhere, as they constantly put their own needs behind those of their children, embracing daily uncertainties and entering the new uncharted territories that each day brings, to be, in return, rewarded with joy and unending love,” she said.

The mother also wrote about keeping in touch with her children via technology as her designs take her to all corners of the world, away from the family’s base in LA.

“I travel for work when it’s necessary, and I miss them all the time when I am away. But they hide notes in my suitcase, which I love to find when unpacking, and I always bring photographs of all the family and put them by my bed so they are the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I see when I go to sleep.

"I love to hear their voices on the phone and seeing their faces—thank goodness for FaceTime. That sense of feeling connected makes being apart that little bit easier,” she wrote.

Brooklyn Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 at Claridges Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision for Harpers Bazaar/AP)
Brooklyn Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 at Claridges Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision for Harpers Bazaar/AP)
Victoria Beckham with eldest son Brooklyn and daughter Harper
The Beckhams
David Beckham and daughter Harper
8883136 Soccer star David Beckman took his family out for lunch at Tsujitsa Artisan Noodles and then went shopping at the Black market store in los Angeles, California
Brooklyn Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 at Claridges Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision for Harpers Bazaar/AP)
David Beckham, wife Victoria Beckham and sons (L-R) Cruz, Romeo and Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, David and Harper Beckham next to Anna Wintour at the Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2015 show last weekend. Photo: Lucas Jackson
Romeo Beckham, Connor Cruise, Cruz Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham, Tom Cruise, David Beckham and Harper Beckham attend an NHL playoff game between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

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