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Madonna wishes birthday to daughter Mercy: 'astounded by the woman you have become'

Madonna penned a heartfelt tribute for 'humble and kind' daughter Mercy on her 18th birthday

Riba Jawaid

Madonna wishes birthday to daughter Mercy: 'astounded by the woman you have become'

Madonna penned a heartfelt tribute for 'humble and kind' daughter Mercy on her 18th birthday


Madonna shared a heartfelt birthday wish for daughter Mercy, who  just turned 18 on January 22, 2023.

Taking to her Instagram account on Monday night, the  Material Girl singer shared a video to offer a glimpse into her bond with Mercy.

The video was based on plenty of photos capturing the mother-daughter duo's bond and love for each other.

Mercy's childhood photos with  the Popular singer to until she turned 18-year-old were included in the Instagram reel.

Alongside the video, Madonna also penned a gushing note for her daughter to  express her love and admiration  for Mercy.

"Beautiful Chfifundo James! you’re 18 yrs old today!! Beautiful Mercy James. You’re already a young woman! Beautiful African Queen!! You Surprised all of us!," she began in her post.

She went on to hail Mercy, noting, "You were always the quiet one. The gentle one. The Shy and Stoic one. While All of my other children were clamoring for attention, you were Hiding under your hoodie — never wanting to draw attention to yourself. Always Humble and Kind."

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"Always the first one to say thank you. To clear the table after dinner! To Come and Hug me and say how much you appreciate something. And Always the most Responsible. Beautiful Mercy James, I am really astounded by the woman you have become," Madonna added.

The Hung Up singer continued, "Poised and radiant. Skilled and Soulful. A True artist. That hand that was once frozen in your mouth as a child -now makes magic happen when you play the piano. Whether its Erik Satie or Chilly Gonzales."

"To hear you play Chopin every night in my show with such confidence is such a thrill. To see what you see through The lens of your camera. To watch how you care for your younger sisters. To see you unfold from A Chrysalis to a Butterfly," she added of her daughter.

Madonna concluded her lovely note to Mercy writing, "Beautiful Chifundo James..Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to watch you grow. You really are A wonder. Wishing You the happiest of Birthdays! The happiest of everything— because you deserve it."

"Even though we both hate shellfish the world is your Oyster!! She is waiting for you to devour it. To eat it whole!!! To Slay it!! Music by Erik Satie: Gnossienne No.1," she added.

About Madonna's daughter Mercy:

Mercy  was born on January 22, 2006 in Malawi after Madonna finalized her divorce with ex-husband in 2008.

Later in May, 2009, she applied for Mercy's adoption as a single mother and her request was approved in the following month.

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