"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, August 16, 2009

"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you,..."
Philippians 1:3-4

"How Great Thou Art" was the hymn that the congregation sang right before Caroline's dedication. As we were singing the infamous verses I couldn't help but to get teary eyed and think "How Great Thou Art" truly is. Throughout the whole song I was thinking once again of how blessed I am to be holding my sweet Caroline and as the words flowed all I could think of was how much of a miracle- a gift from God Caroline really is and I will forever praise Him for her!

Caroline also turned twenty weeks old today! And I've listed the special "20's" about her in this blog! So to add to the list of "20's" I am going to list 20 things that I love about Caroline!
I Love:
1. That she was born healthy and continues to grow each day!
2. How she's been smiling since the day she was born and laughing out loud since she was three
days old.
3. Her birth month! We share the same birth month and our birthdays differ by six days.
4. How happy she is ALL THE TIME.
5. How sweet and clean she smells after a bath.
6. How she cuddles and snuggles me before going to sleep.
7. Her baby noises.
8. The sound of how she "talks", laughs, giggles, and squeals (especially when she wakes up).
9. The smile on her face when she sees me or Sam for the first time in the mornings
(or in the afternoons when picking her up from Leah's).
10. How she pats us on the legs or arms when she's sitting on our laps.
11. How excited she gets when we read to her.
12. The special moments she shares with her daddy (especially when I'm not looking kind)!
13. That she looks exactly like her mommy!
14. That she has her daddy's sweet sweet personality and that she has quite the personality!
15. Knowing that I can comfort her and its me that she only wants when she needs to be
16. The joy that she's brought into our lives as well as our families.
17. That God chose us to be her parents!
18. The extra twinkle that God gave her in her right eye!
19. The color of her hair and eyes.
20. The look she gives when letting us know that we've made her the happiest!

On August 16th, at 20 weeks old, Caroline was dedicated!

The bracelet Grand & Pops bought for her

The rose that we placed in the church to honor
her dedication.

Pastor Mike Turner introducing Caroline to
the congregation!

Caroline never took her eyes off of Pastor Mike!

Showing the congregation our Sweet Caroline
after we promised to raise her in a Godly home!

Praying for us and our little family!

Afterwards Caroline got a little Bible, a
dedication certificate, and a sealed envelope
which she is to open on the day she accepts Jesus
into her heart!

Maw-Maw and Caroline!

PC and Nanny!

Kelsey and Courtney!

Granddaddy and Granny!

Pops and Grand!

Proud parents!

The Leviners!

20 weeks ago on March 29th we welcomed
Caroline Faye Leviner into our little family!

On November 6th, 20 weeks before she was born
we found out that we were having a girl!

20 weeks before we found out we were having
a girl we found out that we were expecting!

July 19, 2008! The day we found out we were
going to be a mommy and a daddy!

The best test I've ever taken!


Devin said...

Awww...isn't being a mommy wonderful? She is so beautiful. I am so happy for you guys. :)

Cortney said...

So precious!! :)

Heather and Travis said...

What a great day! So very special. I love the pictures of you, Sam and Caroline. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a special day...I just read your blog after I finished blogging this morning. We both wrote about "How Great Thou Art." What a special day for our girls to share!