Levi Samuel

August 10, 2018 | My Jottings

We are all pretty tickled around here, because on Wednesday my middle daughter Carolyn gave birth to her seventh child. (Little Hannah was born and died last summer… we wait for the time when we’ll be able to see her again someday.)

Levi Samuel came into this world healthy, pink, and demonstrating how well his lungs were working. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and is a long 23 inches. He has a bit of light colored hair, the blondest eyebrows, big feet, and as most grandmas like to say, a perfectly shaped head.

My oldest daughter Sharon took some pictures of their family yesterday, holding Levi and beaming their love at him.

Clara is 16 1/2 and told her mom how proud she was of her, and is attached to Levi already….

Elijah is 15 and is showing what a good dad he’ll be with the way he tenderly loves his littlest sister Miriam…

Vivienne is 12 1/2, and will be the big sister who piques Levi’s interest in the way things work in the universe…

Audrey is 10 1/2, and will shower him with hugs and kisses, and teach him how to have fun…

Miriam is almost 4, and believes that Jeremy and Carolyn had this baby for her and she keeps calling him “my baby”…

Daddy Jeremy is one of the best fathers I’ve ever known…

And my Carolyn is an amazing, strong, quietly tenacious, gifted, loving, brilliant, funny, and beautiful mother…

Truly, truly, God has been kind to us.


  1. Ganeida says:

    How lovely! Congratulations to all concerned. How delighted Michael must be!

  2. Ember says:

    Oh, what lovely photographs! God bless Levi Samuel’s path through this world. Ahem: we are missing a photo of him with his grandmother. xx

  3. Nancy Roney says:

    What a lovely little boy and what a lucky little boy being born into such a loving family. God is indeed good. Blessings to his grandmother and all the family.

  4. Just Julie says:

    Ganeida, Ember and Nancy — thank you all so much for the loving thoughts. Isn’t it beautiful how much a tiny, helpless life impacts us so deeply and eternally? xoxo

  5. Kay in UK says:

    Such lovely news, Julie.
    Sending love and hugs to you all. xxx

  6. Just Julie says:

    So nice to see you here, Kay. You’ve been on my mind for a long while now. Praying and sending my love… xoxo

  7. Mariah says:

    This is so beautiful! You are a richly blessed woman, but I know you know that! 😉 Congratulations to you all! You have a very beautiful family!!

  8. Sue Denney says:

    Congratulations! Blessings on your sweet family!

  9. Just Julie says:

    Thank you both, Mariah and Sue! We are counting our blessings for sure. xoxo

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