Levi Has My Genes

Levi is home now, settling into family life. It’s been quite an emotional week watching it all unfold. Since I’m an adoptee with no connection to my biological family, Levi is just the fourth blood relative I’ve been able to meet (after Andrew, Bethany, and Samuel). So, Levi has my genes! According to his paternal grandpa, he also has my mouth. Speculation is growing already that he’s going to be a preacher. 😊 

As is our custom, I read Psalm 139 over him when he got home. Cue the waterworks.

For you created my inmost being; 
you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. 
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 
your eyes saw my unformed body. 
All the days ordained for me were written in your book 
before one of them came to be.

Before any of us had a place in this world, we had a place in God’s heart. And Levi now has a place in our hearts, too. He is precious and perfect, and all of us savoring this wonderful gift the Lord has entrusted to us. 

I promised some pictures, so here goes:

Bethany was amazing throughout the whole process of labor and delivery.
Welcome to the world, Levi. We have loved you for nine months already.
Micah and Bethany are so thrilled with their new bundle of joy. They are wonderful parents.
Yes, here is news worth broadcasting! Also, Levi is the first in our family to have a July birthday. 💙
Sleep in heavenly peace, dear one. Your family back home is eager to meet you.
The precious cargo is strapped in and ready to come home for the first time.
Samuel loves being with his gaga and papa, but he really missed his mama and dada.
Mama and dada really missed Samuel, too. ❤️
Samuel’s first look at his baby brother.
Samuel seemed to sense that this was a special moment.
Oh, the fun these two are going to have together. 🙂
We are smitten. And we’re grateful for a safe delivery and a healthy baby.
We’re working hard to let Samuel know is is still important to us.
If little boys grow up to become bigger boys, is the same true for buses?
Being a big brother is hard work.

3 thoughts on “Levi Has My Genes

  1. Jan Petrie

    Congratulations to the whole family! You are so blessed to have those two beautiful grandsons. Thanks for posting the news and pictures so we can share in your joy!

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