Brooklyn, Ny.– Skye Gould was 12 when her mother wrote her more than 100 letters. It was a difficult time in her preteen life, just before their family moved from Ohio to Florida.
Gould, who is now 23 and a graphic designer, used the letters as a thesis project for her master program.
“My mom wrote me these letters because she believed in the person that I was always meant to be,” Gould writes. “I am eternally grateful for these reminders.”
The letters range from silly parental reminders, “Don’t smoke, drink, or do drugs — but you can always dye your hair and eat gummy bears!” to sage advice like, “”Love as hard and strong as you can — even if it means loving someone so much you get paralyzed with fear if something bad happens to them.”
Gould managed to keep the project a secret from her mother Stephanie Skylar. When she revealed it, “I was overcome with pride and love for my daughter,” Skylar says. “I broke down crying when I saw it.”