"You poured a lifetime of love into me..." he wrote to her. "Two and a half years later, that love still gets me through every single day."
"The love of my life passed away yesterday," wrote John Stamos, heartbroken over his mother's death.
The adored actor from Full House was devastated by the death of his mother, Loretta in 2014, according to ABC News and will always remember her for the immense love that she filled his life with. "My mother had enough love to fuel a small country," Stamos wrote on Instagram after her death. "She was truly one of a kind and will live forever in the hearts of all who knew her."
Shortly after his mother passed away, Stamos stumbled upon a note written by his mother. "I was sitting at your famous kitchen table, the same table where all the family therapy sessions would happen, and I was wondering how I could possibly get through one single day without you. I honestly felt I could not go on. That's when you chose to take this moment to tell me," Stomas wrote in a deeply personal letter on Mother's Day, published on Good Housekeeping.
The note that his mother left for him said, "Life is an occasion... Rise to it. Don't be sad because I died, be happy because I lived. I had a wonderful life."
Stamos went on to write in his letter, "You meant for me to find that note when I did, and now I'm ready to write you back. Your whole life was completely unselfish. Those sparkling hazel eyes were always looking for the good in people... Everyone who spent time with you walked away feeling better about themselves. Especially me, Alaina and Janeen. We used to joke with you about it — call you overbearing or just say, 'Stop, please, Mom, c'mon!' But now I find myself doing it too — being over-complimentary, lovey, gushy, accentuating the good in people."
Stamos loved how his mother used to call her house the 'Castle of Comfort' for him and he could always drive down to her place whenever he felt stressed; spending time with her would make him feel like he got his strength back.
Stamos wrote, "You poured a lifetime of love into me, and that's what I'll remember best too. Two and a half years later, that love still gets me through every single day."
When he was going through a rough time, it was his mother who pulled him through. "You were the most important thing in my life. I allowed outside things to come in and cloud my spirit, but it was your strength that got me through it. Your voice, your beautiful face, your over-abundance of love is always running in the back of my mind and certainly in my heart," Stamos wrote. "Maybe someday I'll have a kid or two, and maybe they'll have red hair like yours (although like you used to say, yours came from a bottle). Maybe they'll say, 'I love you more' like you always said. But mostly I hope they have your humility and unselfishness and your ability to bring sunshine to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting you."
Ending his note with a promise to his mother, Stamos concluded, "I'll promise you this, no matter how busy I am or how crazy life gets, I will always take the time write them lots of little notes they way you did for me. I miss you madly, mother — until we meet again. And we will!"
"Happy Mother's Day. I love you more."