"When you came back in, there were other parents in the hallway that said their kid started to freak out about the balloons after you showed them," he read. "You are quite the ring leader."
And he tells her how she loves to help her daddy.
"When I eat, my hands get messy because they don't work very well. Lots of times you get into the baby wipes and bring one over and start wiping my hands," he read.
And in the time they have left together, probably his most poignant message to his little Emmerson is one of happiness.
"I'd probably want to tell her that she can be happy no matter what," Ben said, his voice breaking with emotion and tears in his eyes. "Happiness is a choice. People can take things from you, or your health can be taken from you, but you can always choose to be happy."
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