The world witnessed a touching moment of grace and elegance as Melania Trump bid farewell to her mother, Amalija Knavs, on Thursday, January 18th. Mrs. Knavs passed away in Miami on January 9, leaving behind a legacy of love and devotion that transcends generations.
In a poignant ceremony held at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, Melania Trump, with her characteristic poise, paid tribute to her mother’s remarkable journey. Amalija Knavs, the embodiment of elegance and grace, had immigrated to the United States to be with her grandson, Barron. Melania, in her emotional eulogy, captured the essence of a true woman and a loving mother.
“My mother,” Melania began, her voice filled with emotion, “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. Her nurturing spirit had no limits, creating a legacy that will last for generations.”
She went on to speak of Knavs’ devotion to family life, particularly her role as a loving grandmother to Barron. Melania shared, “She showered her grandson, Barron, with affection, illuminating his world with love, tender care, and unwavering devotion. She embodied the best mother, wife, grandmother, mother-in-law, a true beacon of love and luxury in our lives.”
Mrs. Knavs’ journey to becoming a U.S. citizen was a testament to her commitment to her new homeland. Melania expressed, “With each step she took, she embraced the privilege bestowed upon her and, in time, the privilege of becoming a U.S. citizen. She vowed to contribute to make a difference in the world.”
Amalija Knavs also experienced immense pride when her son-in-law, Donald Trump, was elected President of the United States. Melania remarked, “Filled with uncertainty, she knew 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.”
The Trump family shared many cherished moments with Mrs. Knavs, including joyful family dinners and travels. Melania fondly reminisced, “My father, my sister, Barron, Donald, and I will forever remember the echoes of our laughter that we share with our beloved Babi over family dinners and travels. Her conversations flowed effortlessly, adorned with grace and charm. No topic was off limits.”
In a heartfelt revelation, Melania spoke of the deep bond she shared with her mother. “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.”
She concluded her touching eulogy with words of profound gratitude, “Our bond was unbreakable. A testament to the power of 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.”
In this moment of mourning and reflection, Melania Trump’s words painted a vivid portrait of Amalija Knavs, a woman whose elegance, grace, and unwavering love will continue to inspire generations to come.