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Love of Country: Update 2

Love of Country Love of Country: Update In my best Prof. Farnsworth voice from Futurama, “Good news, everyone!” (Well, hopefully.) From Vox: A federal judge in Washington, DC, has just reopened the door a crack to young unauthorized immigrants who qualified for relief from deportation and work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which the Trump administration wound down in September. Yay!

I’m in Awe

Time flies when you don’t get much sleep. Jonah will be one month old on Saturday and it has been an adventure. There have been challenges but also an incredible amount of memorable moments and realizations. The first realization is that I have become much more prone to become emotional than before. I was on twitter1 and saw a video that a father, who was recently diagnosed with ALS, made for his son .

Journey to Jonah

I now know what it means when people say “it’s been a whirlwind” because that’s how the past three weeks have been. My son’s arrival was both expected and not. We knew he was going to come but when the doctor says “let’s go” you don’t have time to let it all sink in. You have to react and, well, go. And how did we get here? Since Claudia was so close to her due date, she had had weekly visits with her doctor.

Epic Conversations

Remember when I said I’m a fiddler? Well, I went ahead and fiddled. You may notice I spruced things up a bit. Take a look around, it’s still a work in progress but I’m pretty happy with it. When I’m not busy having an adorable child, I’m out recording podcasts with John Ryan Cantu. We knew the world was begging to hear our thoughts on anything and everything, so we decided to create Epic Conversations .

One Second Everyday

There’s a much longer blog post coming, but I just haven’t had the time to write it yet since Jonah was born. Stay tuned for that one. If you’ve been following my blog, you may remember I posted how I was documenting 1 second of every day for 2018 using the 1 Second Everyday app. So for this post, I’m posting One Second Everyday, part 2, from January 1 through March 29, 2018.

The Day Has Come

Today’s post is a short one but the most important one so far. My firstborn son, Jonah Zechariah made his debut on Wednesday, March 21 at 4:35am. I don’t know what God has in store for us but I know I will do my best to be the best father I can be to him. Welcome, son. We’ve been waiting for you.