This is a letter my daughter wrote to me telling me that I am enough, muffin top and all. It’s an excerpt from her essay in an anthology called “You Do You.” My friend and best-selling author Jen Mann invited my daughter and I to write essays for her anthology, I was so excited to collaborate with my girl. She’s been really hard on herself lately, so I wrote a piece called, “Dear Daughter You Are Enough” and read it to her. She listened quietly and then said, “You know, Mom, you’re hard on yourself too.” Truth straight out of the mouths of babes!!! And then she sat down to respond and her words hit me right in the heart.
I am so incredibly proud of her for this piece. She was the youngest writer in the anthology and our video of it landed on Good Morning America.