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Teen Mom OG’s Amber Portwood Shares Touching Note From Daughter Leah

Amber Portwood and Leah
Amber Portwood and Leah Courtesy of Amber Portwood/Instagram

So sweet! Teen Mom OG’s Amber Portwood took to Instagram on Monday, March 13, to share a touching note from her 8-year-old daughter, Leah, whom she shares with ex-fiance Gary Shirley.

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In her handwritten message, the spirited grade-schooler opened up about the things that put a smile on her face — most notably, her mom, dad and their significant others.

“I like art. It’s fun and makes me happy,” Leah began before spreading a few tokens of wisdom: “Never say never, but never think your life will ever be the same. When I’m sad, I think of things that make me happy. … Don’t think you don’t make mistakes. Everyone does.”

My beautiful baby. I'm so proud. I had to share this ??

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Leah then sang the praises of Portwood’s fiance, Matt Baier, and his impeccable cooking skills. “[His] mac and cheese is the best,” she wrote. “… My favorite food is mac and cheese.”

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She also took time out to list the names of her favorite family members, because they’re just that special to her: “My stepmom’s name is Kristina [Anderson]. My dad’s name is Gary. My mom’s name is Amber. My [future] stepdad’s name is Matt.”

Naturally, Leah’s kind words tugged at Portwood’s heartstrings. “My beautiful baby. I’m so proud,” she captioned a photo of the letter. “I had to share this ??”

During a September 2016 interview with, the 16 and Pregnant alum lauded Leah — affectionately nicknamed “Boo Boo” — for making her the “happiest” version of herself.

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“Boo Boo’s doing great! Oh, my God, she’s such a happy kid,” the MTV personality gushed at the time. “It’s amazing. She won’t cuss. She won’t be mean. [She’s] very smart.”

Teen Mom OG returns to MTV for its seventh season on MTV Monday, April 17, at 9 p.m. ET.

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