The proud couple Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan have officially welcomed another member to their beloved family after announcing Priscilla’s pregnancy back in March. In addition to Mark and Priscilla becoming parents to another no doubt wonderful girl, their first daughter Maxima, born on 30th November 2015, became a big sister today.
A heatfelt letter was written by the parents to celebrate the newest addition to their family, much like they did when Maxima was born. In the first letter the focus was on the world that Maxima would grow up in, but today they celebrated the childhood that August has yet to experience.
The full letter posted on Zuckerberg’s Facebook page reads:
“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.
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”
Accompanied by the emotional message was the very first photo of the happy family.
As revealed on Facebook, Zuckerberg will be taking a two-month paternity leave to spend time with his wife and two daughters.
We here at CelebMix wish nothing but the very best for the family. We’re sure that Mark and Priscilla will once again do a phenomenal job at raising their children to be empowered, motivated, and ambitious women, much like their mom and dad.
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