Gisele Bündchen has written a heartfelt tribute for her mother who passed away a few days ago.
“Dear mother, Although I know you will always be looking over us, it aches to know that I won’t be able to give you hugs anymore”. Bündchen posted a tribute to her mother Vânia Nonnenmacher, who passed away on January 28 at the age of 75, on Instagram in both Portuguese and English. “You were an angel on earth, always helping everyone around you,” Bündchen said. “I am very happy to have been raised by you and to have learned from you. I appreciate that you are the epitome of elegance, bravery, love, strength, and compassion.”
Bündchen went on, “I will always treasure the lovely times we had together and uphold the moral principles you instilled in me. The numerous people you impacted will carry on your legacy for eternity. I’m grateful that you gave me five lifetime best pals. Your love will lead us constantly. You’ll be in my dreams. I cherish you.”
Nonnenmacher passed away from cancer on January 28, according to a statement issued by Hospital Moinhos de Vento in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Bündchen had disclosed to PEOPLE in September of last year that she and her entire family had been through “tough” times while she took care of her ill parents.
It’s been a lot, she remarked, “in every aspect of my life.” “It seems to deluge everytime it rains. In order to stay focused during difficult times, Bündchen said that she was depending on meditation, regular exercise and a commitment to wellbeing by following a healthy diet.