A picture, some thoughts and a NT passage
This is the only picture I should probaby post (in this very public forum) of the birth of Levi Matthew. It is the view out the hospital window right after the birth occurred. Wow! What a skyline has downtown Toledo. Look at all those skyscrapers at sunrise! (sarcasm)
We really are a modest sized city, not "small" but not "big." It is a nice place to raise a family. Did I mention Levi was born at 6:30 am? That is the only time that I had to do all that labor through the night. It was different. It was not a bad time. It was the easiest yet.
We are home and adjusting to the new family member quite well so far. I just need to get more sleep. This is a lways a challenge when bringing home a new baby, as those of you who are parents can attest to. I am glad this only lasts for several weeks.
I wanted to post this passage which is one factor that inspired our choice of name/middle name:
Luke 5:27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. 29 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. 30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and 'sinners'?" 31 Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."WHO is "Levi"?
(hint: here is a a parallel passage)