Karen Belz
August 29, 2017 8:17 am

It’s been eight years since we lost a legend. In order to celebrate what would have been his 59th birthday, daughter Paris Jackson honored her father Michael on Instagram with some very important and very loving words. As Paris and her siblings were fairly young when he passed, surely they’re continuing to cherish him through memories, photos, and his music.

Jackson has been in the spotlight more and more these days. As a model and actress, the 19-year-old isn’t afraid to be outspoken — and that’s one of the reasons why we love her. We know that he would have appreciated her kind words, and have been so impressed with how she’s grown.

It’s hard not to shed a tear over her powerful words.

This tribute is one of many — in fact, Jackson has quite a few tattoos in memory of her dad.

Just this June, she got the word “Applehead” tattooed on her foot. According to People, the term was an endearing nickname that the Jackson kids, and those close to Michael, called him.

We hope today is easy for Paris Jackson and her two siblings, and hope they use the day to focus on the incredible memories they share.