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Emily Wynell Paul was 14 years old when she ran away from her mother's Southport, Florida home in April The above poster shows what she looked like five years ago on the left, and an age progression of what she would have looked like at 18 on the right. A Florida mother says she received a letter from her missing daughter, five years after the teen ran away from home and disappeared without a trace. Emily Wynell Paul packed a large suitcase with some clothes and her Xbox when she fled her mother's Southport, Florida home in April at the age of
You are two years old right now, years away from becoming an adult and forging a life of your own. Because sometimes the best way to move forward toward someone is to look back on how you used to be. Right now you are a tiny bundle of sass and pizazz. You are shy in new situations, but quickly become the vivacious, outgoing girl we know at home. You are constantly making noise: talking, singing, humming, screeching, crying.
It makes me feel so proud today to see you standing in front of me as a confident young woman right on the threshold of an exciting journey through life. I am looking forward to seeing you grow and flourish in the years ahead. This moment has also brought back memories of my own journey, and the life lessons I learnt along the way. When I think of those times, I realize that most of these lessons were actually learnt in my childhood, mostly through examples set by my parents.