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Born in Columbus, OH. One of six children. I’m a new Dad, and created this site for my son, Atlas.
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3/30/21

Dear Atlas,

It’s me, your Dad.

I missed writing to you this weekend because I was spending the days with your Mom and your uncle. You were quite the star! A lot of people stopped to congratulate your Mom, and we spent a lot of time talking about you.

In less than a month, you’ll be in our arms. I think your Mom and I are both ready to have you here now. It’s like being in the car for a long trip and reaching a point when you’re ready to get to your destination.

I’ve had a lot of time to think about what life will be like when you get here. My best attempts involve taking everything I know now about our life and adding a whole different dimension to it, one where we are both doing things differently than we have in the past.

You’re our dependent, Atlas. That also hit home for me, the idea that somebody will fully depend on the two of us. It’s our responsibility (and opportunity) to raise you as a human being who has a positive impact on the world around him. From human rights to planetary hygiene, I hope we set a good example for you to follow.

Your pending arrival has helped me understand love differently, Atlas. When I was younger, I listened to a song called “Love Is a Verb,” which sang about the action part of love. Having you is one of the ways I’ve seen love go beyond a feeling.

For example, your Mom and I are practicing ways of communicating with each other, showing each other care, and being proactive about your arrival. Sometimes love looks like a hug and a kiss. Other times, it looks like taking the trash out.

On that note, kiddo, it’s time for your Dad to take out the trash and get his day started.

I love you,

Dad

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