애슐리 저드 honored her late mother Naomi Judd as she prepared for her first Mother’s Day without the country music star.
Ashley expressed her thoughts in an op-ed published by USA 투데이 금요일, six days after Naomi reportedly took her own life. The 54-year-old actress touched on her mother’s legacy but also talked about the struggles the singer went through.
“우리 엄마는 강압에 휩싸인 비범한 부모였다: 그녀는 내 여동생과 나에게 목소리를 갖고 그것을 사용하는 힘을 보여줬어, and there has been no greater lesson,” 애슐리가 썼다.
“But motherhood happened to her without her consent. She experienced an unintended pregnancy at age 17, and that led her down a road familiar to so many adolescent mothers, including poverty and gender-based violence.”
Naomi had been outspoken about her struggles with mental illness throughout her career. She most recently wrote about her suicidal depression 책에서, “River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope,” 출시 2016.
“My mama was a legend,” 애슐리가 썼다. “She was an artist and a storyteller, but she had to fight like hell to overcome the hand she was dealt, to earn her place in history. She shouldn’t have had to fight that hard to share her gifts with the world.
“This Mother’s Day, I choose to honor my mama for the person she was, a mother and so much more,” 그녀는 덧붙였다. “And I ask you to honor your own mother, if you are lucky enough to have her. Honor her for more than her labor and sacrifice. Honor her for her talents and dreams. Honor her by demanding a world where motherhood, 어디에나, is safe, healthy — and chosen.”
Ashley and her sister Wynonna announced 그들의 어머니의 죽음 with a statement they shared on social media.
“오늘 우리 자매는 비극을 겪었습니다,” 그것은 말했다. “우리는 정신병으로 아름다운 어머니를 잃었습니다.. 우리는 산산조각이 났어요. 우리는 깊은 슬픔을 헤쳐나가고 있으며 우리가 그녀를 사랑했던 것처럼, 그녀는 대중의 사랑을 받았다. 우리는 미지의 영역에 있습니다.”
Naomi’s death came months before she was set to take the stage with Wynonna one last time.
“파이널 투어” was supposed to begin Sept. 30 in Grand Rapids, 미시간, and end Oct. 28 내슈빌, 테네시. Martina McBride was was the scheduled opener for the tour. It’s unclear if the tour will go on as planned, but the family wants to be “존경하는” of Naomi’s legacy.
“They want to be respectful and representative of their legacy, but more importantly as to what Naomi would have wanted for her family and fans,” 소식통은 People Magazine에.