5/1/09: If anyone asks, you’re from Chandler.


You will be here in just two weeks! By “here,” I mean Gilbert, Arizona. I never thought I’d have a son from Gilbert… If anyone asks, you’re from Chandler.

Your mother and I have been very busy getting ready for your arrival- I graduate from college next week, and Barack Obama (the President of the United States) will be there! Unfortunately all anyone is talking about is the fact that Arizona State University won’t give him an honorary degree when he speaks at graduation- they say he hasn’t done enough. I feel like “being elected president” is a cool accomplishment, but I suppose that would be like me getting a certificate of achievement in raising you as my son, even though you’re still cooking… I don’t know. Lesson number one- If I talk about anything political, just tune me out.

Anyway, the reason I’m writing you is to tell you that your mother has given you a name!

Jett Emerson Amsden.

If she changes her mind, this letter will be a little bit awkward, but I can tell you that for now, we love it… and we love you.

Can’t wait to meet you,


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