Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, has been blessed with another daughter. Mark and Priscilla, who had their first child, Maxima Chan Zuckerberg (Max) in 2015, have named their second daughter, August.
Expressing their happiness about being blessed with another angel, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have written an emotional letter to their baby on Facebook. It’s a letter that every parent should read and dedicate to their kids.
In the race of becoming big, getting good marks, and choosing a successful profession, children grow up and lose their innocence. But, Zuckerberg wants his kids to grow up slowly and gradually understanding life because he believes that one gets only one chance at childhood and that’s why it’s every kid’s right to enjoy this phase.
Here’s the letter that Mark and Priscilla have written to their second child, August,
Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter August! We wrote her a letter about the world we hope she grows up in, and also hoping she doesn’t grow up too fast.
Welcome to the world! Your mom and I are so excited to see who you will become.
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When your sister was born, we wrote a letter about the world we hoped she and now you will grow up in — a world with better education, fewer diseases, stronger communities, and greater equality. We wrote that with all the advances in science and technology, your generation should live dramatically better lives than ours, and we have a responsibility to do our part to make that happen. Even though headlines often focus on what’s wrong, we still believe these positive trends will win out. We’re optimists about your generation and the future.
But rather than write about growing up, we want to talk about childhood. The world can be a serious place. That’s why it’s important to make time to go outside and play.
You will be busy when you’re older, so I hope you take time to smell all the flowers and put all the leaves you want in your bucket now. I hope you read your favorite Dr. Seuss books so many times you start inventing your own stories about the Vipper of Vipp. I hope you ride the carousel with Max until you’ve tamed every color horse. I hope you run as many laps around our living room and yard as you want. And then I hope you take a lot of naps. I hope you’re a great sleeper. And I hope even in your dreams you can feel how much we love you.
Childhood is magical. You only get to be a child once, so don’t spend it worrying too much about the future. You’ve got us for that, and we’ll do everything we possibly can to make sure the world is a better place for you and all children in your generation.
August, we love you so much and we’re so excited to go on this adventure with you. We wish you a life of joy, love and the same hope you give us.
Mom and Dad
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