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Friday, December 04, 2009

Levi's first day





Levi is eating well, but slept more during the day than at night. Melissa had a good nap today, but hopefully we'll get sleep schedules worked out soon. Here's a few more pictures of Levi's first day.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Levi David Jackson


He's here! Our son Levi David arrived at 2:34 am on December 3rd weighing 9 lbs. 6 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. He's a big boy, and we're glad he didn't come any later! We arrived at the hospital near midnight, Melissa's water broke at 2:26 am, and Levi was out 8 minutes later. He came out face down, so we believe that he turned while she was having contractions. I know many of you were praying for this, thank you.

Levi is the third son of Israel, and God chose his descendants to be the priests for the nation of Israel. They were to go before God on behalf of his people. This was a tremendous privilege for them, so great that they did not receive any of the land as an inheritance! Like the descendants of Levi, we also have a great privilege from God.

In 2 Corinthians 5:20, we read that "we are Christ's ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us." What an awesome responsibility! Today as we welcomed Levi into our family, I can't help but think of how privileged we are to work as partners with Christ as He brings people into His family.

Thanks for all of your prayers and encouragement; we are tremendously blessed! Enjoy this picture of Melissa and Levi, taken just moments after his birth.