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Sunday, August 18, 2013

August Recap: Levi's Birthday

Oh sweet Levi, can you be three already?  Like I wrote on facebook today, I actually don't have trouble believing this is true because it feels like a lifetime of memories we've already made together. 
 

So many celebrations in the last few weeks...his birthday baseball party last weekend, a trip to the beach last week, a movie with Grandparents today, gifts, cupcakes, and a bedroom change.


When my sister decided she'd be visiting us from Florida in August, I knew I wanted to be able to include her in celebrating Levi's birthday. After our multi-age baseball game, I begged and bribed everyone to pose for a group picture.  Notice all the different teams represented?  Everyone wore their favorite sports team...such a fun theme.


Looking at this picture gives me a giant lump in my throat.  I see people who are nearest and dearest to us (although, there are a few key persons missing...you know who you are...).  People who have trudged with us in the crappy times and people who have joyfully soared with us during the happiest of times.  People who have loved Levi since he was just a desire in his momma's heart.  

I know, without a doubt, each one of these people would answer the phone in the middle of the night and be there for my little family when we needed it.  I know this, because they already have.


Levi's birthday is such a reminder to me of God's faithfulness...and not just because a childless couple became parents.  I see the beauty of an open adoption, I see the restoration of relationships, and of course, I see the enthralling joy of hope fulfilled.  Jess emailed me to say, "Levi is such a beautiful reminder that God is so very faithful to us, and He is working things for our good even when we can't see it. "

Sweet son, in your three years you have already touched so many lives. I pray that one day you, too, would know the faithfulness of the God who has been so faithful to your dad and I. I love your sensitive spirit, and even though I act like it's something you should grow out of, I kind of love that you're a momma's boy. I love the way you love your daddy, and the cute way you misprounce things as you learn the ins and outs of the English language. I love our early morning snuggles and the in-the-car singing time. These have been the best three years of my life, which is cool, because so far, they've been the best three for you, too.

Happy birthday, Levi!



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