Happy birthday, Beyoncé! Queen Bey celebrated turning 37 by reflecting on her “monumental” past year on Thursday, September 6.
“At 36, I became a new mother of 3. I breastfed twins. I renewed my vows with my husband of ten years. I came back home to the stage to do Coachella, after pregnancy. Then my husband and I released our album together, Everything Is Love. And we’ve been touring with our family around the world, and loving it. This year has been monumental for me,” she captioned a sweet photo of her and Jay-Z celebrating her birthday on vacation. “I thank God for everyone in my life. Thank you for all the positivity and for the beautiful birthday wishes. I’m looking forward to continuing to learn from my past, living in the present, and surrendering to the future. I love you, Hive. B.”
The couple are currently celebrating her 37th birthday, which was on September 4, with kids Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir Carter, in Sardinia, Italy, and also shared a bevy of sweet — and enviable — pics on Instagram.
Her mom, Tina, also shared a sweet throwback snap of Bey as a baby.
“It’s already your birthday where you are ❤️So Happy Birthday to the nicest , owner of the most beautiful, generous , loving hearts ever !!!! Brilliant too! Always thinking , planning, analyzing, strategizing , how you can make everything you touch better! On this day you were 4 months old and i couldn’t even control the excitement and pride and the all encompassing love i felt for you , my first born ❤️,” she captioned the adorable pic. “I made a vow to love and cherish you everyday . For the rest of my life ! Sometimes i can’t believe out of all the incredible people in the world i was chosen by God to be your mom❤️! The day that you and your sister entered this world were the two best days of my life , hands down !! It is a privilege to have carried you two in this body ❤️ Enjoy your B-Day !!! No one deserves it more !! I love you Mom❤️❤️❤️❤️🎂🎂🎂💐💐💐🐝🐝🐝.”
Queen Bey also recently reflected on the past year in an essay for Vogue.
"I'm in a place of gratitude right now. I am accepting of who I am,” she penned. “I will continue to explore every inch of my soul and every part of my artistry. I want to learn more, teach more, and live in full. I've worked long and hard to be able to get to a place where I can choose to surround myself with what fulfills and inspires me."
To further celebrate, Bey even shared dozens of never-before-seen photos from the last year, including a handful with mini-me Blue, as well as pics from inside the celebrations.