To My Everly,
One day, my sweet lady, you will realize that no one else can fight your battles. One day you'll see that you're strong on your own. You'll have your share of heartbreaks and joys. You'll experience growing pains in a hard way. You'll also experience beauty and light and love. Everly, on the days you feel these things, these difficult and sad things, I want you to know that you are deserving of beauty and light and love. I want you to know that no matter who you choose to be, no matter who life helps you become, you are enough. Just you, little E. You are kind and smart and wonderful. You are bright and you are brave. You are good enough exactly the way you are. I will always be here loving you and cheering you on as only a mama can. Your daddy will be here too. But you are strong enough to do this life. You are smart enough to make your own choices. And you are brave enough to take it all on and more. You can be your own hero, baby. You're already mine.