The Teen Mom 2 alum took to Facebook to wish the now six-year-old girls a happy birthday, since she was unable to be there with them to celebrate after losing a battle for their primary custody with her ex, Corey Simms.
23-year-old Messer lost the court battle against Simms in October and now only has custody of her eldest daughters on the weekends. On their sixth birthday Thursday, she posted a photo of them in front of a Christmas tree, along with some birthday wishes.
“2 of the 3 reasons I’ll ALWAYS remain standing on my own two feet,” she wrote. “These precious little girls have been the reason I’ve held it together through it all, the good and the bad. I don’t know where I would be without them ! Mommy will never forget that feeling when Dr. Hunter placed you on me at 8:09 and 8:10 NOW 6 years ago. My heart for the first time skipped a beat and I knew what true love really was at that very moment! I’m so blessed to call you both my daughters. You make mommy proud each and every day ! Gracie this is for you – LOVE LOVE”
Leah Messer posts birthday greeting for daughters
Messer continued, “Ali this is for you- Mommy is give you all the Eskimo kisses from miles away ! I love you to the moon and of course it goes to infinity and beyond. It could never possibly come back !! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!”
Messer hopes to be reunited with the girls soon — she has a court date set for next month to revisit the judge’s decision to grant primary custody to Simms. In the meantime, she still has custody of her 2-year-old daughter Addie, who she had with ex-husband Jeremy Calvert.