Former Dream Theater icon Mike Portnoy has shared some really rare photos of himself with his mother who passed away 35 years ago.

Yesterday, Mike wrote an emotional and touching letter for his mother via his verified Twitter account. Also, he uploaded a special video named “Carpe Diem” on his Youtube channel.

Mike also prepared a special video for his mother and talked about how was the feeling to lose his mother when he was just 17 years old.

Here’s what he wrote:

“It was 35 years ago this evening that I lost my mom in a tragic plane crash. Take a few minutes to watch this video… It just may change your life… It sure did mine! I miss you, mom.”

You can see the tweets below.

You can watch Mike’s special video right below.