I was looking back in my notes on my phone and I found the following letter. I wanted to share it with ya'll so there's physical proof that I care and love my mom - who is the coolest. Yeah, I'm talking about you, Kristin. You rock.


Dear Mom,

The time is currently 12:00AM on June 2, 2016. I have college orientation today, John broke up with me last night, and yet all I can think about is how much I love you. I'm recalling a memory from New G Tour 2015. I was giving a green room somewhere in Texas, maybe. Matt Paden asked me a question right before. He asked me, "How are you able to give so much energy into your Shout My Praise performance?" I honestly had no idea how to answer his question. I responded with, "I don't know." He was not pleased by this answer. "No, seriously!" he said. And I stood there and thought for a moment. We were maybe on Day 11 or 12 of tour. I remembered that I missed you. So I told him, "I pretend that my mom is sitting in the audience... she's my number one fan."

Mother, you support me so much. Since the day I was born to celebrating my high school graduation, I know that you have always cared so much about me - more than I will probably ever be able to comprehend. And I really just can not express how grateful I am for you. I love you so much, Mom. I love you so so very much and I appreciate all that you are able to do for me and how much you have given up for me. Thank you so much for never giving up on me. You're the best mom I could ever asked for.

And out of all the moms in the world whose vagina I could have came out of, I am so lucky and blessed that it was yours. :-)

I love you,

Ally