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Baby Levi

Friday, February 18, 2011


Naomi took all the blankets out of this basket and decided it was a FUN place to hang out.
Naomi Grace joined our family almost 2 years ago on April 17, 2009. In the past few weeks as we have been choosing Levi's name I have been reflecting on her name as well. Naomi means "pleasant," "delightful," or "beautiful". We chose her name because it was  the name my parents were going to give me and then at my birth decided I was a Sarah. We also liked the meaning "delightful" paired with her middle name Grace which means "gift from God".

Being fed blueberries by her friend Andrew.
 Naomi has truly been a representation of her name. In the past few weeks Drew and I have marveled at the delight she brings to our home. She typically wakes with a smile and wants to bring her stuffed animal jungle downstairs with her. She frequently exclaims "just try" when we state that something may not work (like putting a too big item into a little container). She loves to ask us and the kitties "what are you doin?'" (this even delightful one night at 3 a.m. when she was wide awake for reasons we did not know). Our house is full of joy due to the presence of this little girl. Grammy Norton was impressed with the ab workout that Naomi provided through laughter.
Naomi learning about how much fun bubbles can be in the bathtub!
Drew and I hope that the names we choose for our children represent a small picture of who they are. For Naomi we pray nightly that she will be a delightful gift from God to all those she comes into contact with. We pray that she will come to know God young and that we will demonstrate God's mercy, compassion, justice, righteousness and love as we raise her. We are so blessed to have been given this little girl and cannot wait to see how she impacts her brother Levi.

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