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meeting levi

When Levi was born, I think our families needed hold him as much as we did. They were all with us when we lost Cora and have walked beside us during this hard, hard year. They were ready to share in a little joy with us. Levi has so many people to love on him. I don’t think we will ever need to worry about finding a babysitter either!

The grandparents.

The uncles and aunts.
All of them but three.
One of Levi’s uncles was in China.
And we somehow missed getting pictures of his other two uncles.

Kids weren’t allowed in the hospital.
This made for some very sad cousins who wanted to meet Levi so badly.
They had to settle with peeking at him through the window instead.
When Levi came home he got lots of lovin’ from all the cousins.
They each wanted a turn to hold him.

And yesterday he finally got to meet his last uncle.

Levi, you have no idea how much you are loved!

  • Deb - Lovely, lovely, God is good.ReplyCancel

  • 3LittleByrds - Those are just precious pictures. You can tell Levi is one loved little boy.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Far & wide!! He is a blessing to us all and you and Joel an inspiration. You are both so brave, so strong and so totally loved!! Stunning pictures – no doubt Levi will love looking through them as he grows up, they’ll be a constant reminder of how precious he is!

    Sue XReplyCancel

  • Christina - Tears! I know I don’t know you guys, but I am so excited that James got to meet him, too! What wonderful pictures. The cousin ones are sooo sweet. I love those little hands, that are cupped in front of and behind him. So precious.
    It’s kind of weird…just today my oldest daughter, she’s nine, asked when Levi was born (what time)…they share a birthday. When I showed her that he was born on her birthday she put her hand over her mouth and just smiled and smiled. Anyway, I thought to myself at that moment that if we did live nearby and if we did know you all that you would certainly have a babysitter in her in a couple of years. Then I thought,”Like they would need one! I’m sure they have a whole town full of babysitters!” That was just earlier today. Funny that you started your post that way. šŸ™‚
    I hope that doesn’t sound too strange. When you read about someone’s life, and especially something so dear and intimate, you start to feel like you know them. Anyway, those look like some very, very special times. I know you are enjoying him!ReplyCancel

  • Shana - What a precious joy for you and your family. Levi is a blessing to you and a healing balm to your heart. I know Cora is saying now rest Mom and Dad and be happy. I pray for you every day and hope all is well.ReplyCancel

  • Princess Martha - Hi Jess, Christinas comment about how it feels like we know you, made me smile. I am in Australia, and the other day I went to my girlfriends, who has been away for a few weeks, and she said, “Did you see Jess had Levi while I was away”.
    Great photos, he is so cuddable looking šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • shepherdsgrace - He is such a beauty…

    the love in the photos is wonderful…

    you bless me….

  • Wibeche - I am so happy for you.Beautiful pictures:)
    He is so cute.

    Blessings from Wib.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce - There is such sweetness in all of your pictures. They all just made me smile. He is a beautiful baby.ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - YAY for family….beautiful to see everyone happy…wishing you nothing but fun and joyous times ahead!ReplyCancel

  • onlymehere - These pictures are absolutely adorable and you can just feel the love and happiness that is there. He’s an adorable baby boy.ReplyCancel

  • Tina - Great post! He is a little miracle!ReplyCancel

  • Trasie Bressler - You are blessed!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - It is so heart warming seeing so much love in one family. Levi is so blessed to have been born into your family. He has such a precious little face. Thank you for sharing such sweet home photos.ReplyCancel

  • purejoy - loved by so so so SO many of us out here in bloggy land, too!

    what a host of precious family members. so glad you have lots and lots of support.

    he is beautiful. seriously gorgeous.

    and you take stunning pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Kelly - Precious pictures!!! šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - As with your other bloggers I feel like I “KNOW” you..Love Love seeing the pictures with all that love flowing!What a sweet blessing little Levi is! and what wonderful parents he has been blessed with…


  • Jane In The Jungle - that little boy is such a God Thing! And you definitely have plenty of sitters!

  • Adrienne - cousins are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Robin in Benton - And that doesn’t even count his on-line family who have been praying for him and waiting anxiously to meet him on the blog. I am so happy for all of you!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - What a blessing for Levi to have so many people to love him! This post was unbelieveably sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Micah - Thanks for catching us up, Jess. I know it’s hard to find time now with the little guy, but we just love hearing how you’re doing. Levi is the CUTEST guy. I just wish I could kiss on those sweet little cheeks.ReplyCancel

  • Cori - What beautiful pictures! I just love that you have pics of everyone holding him. He looks like such a tiny little man.ReplyCancel

  • CourtneyC - Aww, he has so many people to love him!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Isn’t family the best? It’s so good they’ve been able to celebrate with you!ReplyCancel

  • A - What great photos! It is very evident how much love there is in your families!ReplyCancel

  • Beki - TheRustedChain - So sweet. I love seeing everyone with him.ReplyCancel

  • Miranda - I love that you took photos of everyone that held him. We did the same thing with our “baby boy” (he’s 22 months but he’s still our ‘baby’). We took photos of literally everyone that held him. Even when I took him into work, church, everywhere. I wish we had done that with our other 3 children, lol.
    He is definitely one very loved baby boy. And so precious too! Simply adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Stef - such a sweet post šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • susy - He is not only loved by family but by people that don’t even know him.ReplyCancel

  • Shuggamom - Jess, What a BEAUTIFUL family you and Joel have!! Y’all are so Blessed!! Levi is in for some FUN times!!!
    The precious little girl in the pink striped shirt is a doll holding on to Levi,her little hands are so cute and her beautiful smile.
    Thanks for sharing with us,we all love the pictures.

    Levi is more beautiful than ever!!

    Love and Blessings to all family members,

    East TexasReplyCancel

  • Sharon - Such joy is wonderful to behold! You have such beautiful families. The little girl in the pink reminds me so much of your mom in her picture!ReplyCancel

  • Polka Dot Moon - Sweetness all around! Lucky little Levi šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - No greater gift! To have that kind of love in your life is one of God’s great blessings.
    Oh, big hugs to the little prince.

    With love and prayers,

  • Melissa - So much love..
    Makes me want another one!
    Looks like God gave you a sweet little boy to love and add to your family.ReplyCancel

  • Andolicious - Wow You and Joel have a HUGE family and Levi has so many aunts uncles, and cousins! He is blessed and loved. All of you are very blessed to have each other! Great pictures, and what a beautiful baby boy šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Andrews - Congratulations what a blessing Levi is, so happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • Mum2twopreciousgifts - Beautifully said (as always Jess!) and magnificent pictures.

    Thank you God for family.ReplyCancel

  • Diana - AWESOME! Such precious times with Levi and all the family!! PRAISE THE LORD for loving family members!

    ADORABLE photos of everyone!

    Continuing to keep you ALL in our prayers!

    Love and hugz!


  • Laura - Oh, my, what wonderful photos and precious little Levi! Many blessings to your beautiful, big and loving family!

    p.s. how do you get your phots to arrange like you do…like the “months of the pregnancy” photos you had as well? Love them!ReplyCancel

  • JenReece - He’s absolutely adorable! Boys are so much fun and never stop moving! Get a good pair of tennis shoes and never take them off. He’s a blessed little boy and so are his parents. Congratulations and thank you for continuing to share you journey with so many of us that you don’t know. It’s so inspirational.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Levi is PRECIOUS! God is WONDERFUL!!! I continue to pray for you, Joel and little Levi everyday!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - He is just precious!! I have been reading your blog and praying for your family for a while! I’m so sorry about Cora but get so blessed when I read your blog and see that you still praise the Lord through all y’all have went through. And what a blessing it is to see you new sweet baby and seeing enjoy in your and your husbands faces. I know God will carry you through and that Levi will not take the place of Cora but will help to heal the hurt it’s left. I think y’all seem like awesome parents who love the Lord!!
    Keep strong in the Lord and He WILL carry you through it, good days and bad!!ReplyCancel

  • Bill and Mary - It does my heart good to see so much love in those pictures. I echo the sentiments of many of your readers, we love him too!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Brannan Wilson - What a lucky little boy!! He has sooo many people who love him and well as his Heavenly Father! What a blessing!ReplyCancel

  • Jenifer's Journey - So much love and by the these pictures I think your right on the babysitters lolReplyCancel