Week 18

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“… I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for.  Because it’s not where you go.  It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something.  And if you find that moment… It lasts forever.” – Leonardo Dicaprio, The Beach

A Letter to my Son on Valentines Day

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You’re growing fast Jagdeesh (more on your nickname later) .  You’ll be 31 weeks old tomorrow and will arrive into this world in 2 months.  Today is Valentines Day and I will be taking a picture of your mommy’s belly to remember how fast you have grown.

It feels like your mom and I have been waiting an eternity to meet you.  You have already brought so much excitement to our lives.  After your Nani’s 60th birthday party we watched the Jackie Robinson movie “42”  All I could think about was buying you a mitt to play catch. I have to remind myself not to think to far ahead.

Your mom has done a great job carrying you. The first 20 weeks of her pregnancy were very rough but she battled through it like a superhero.  I truly hope you take after your mother in the face of struggles.  She is a amazing women that no words can fully describe.

Jagdeesh, I hope you know that I’m already trying to be a good dad.  I make sure your mom eats her vitamin every night, gets enough food and rest.  Your mom and I put a lot of thought into your name.  When you’re in 5th grade and the Indian kid next to you is being made fun of because of his name, remember to give your parents a high five.

Jagdeesh.  You’re going to be loved by a lot of people.

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