The Macs

Saturday, January 2, 2010

our newest journey...

...with a sweet little boy.



Levi Jerald
Janaury 2, 2010
1:31pm
8 lbs 8 oz
20 1/4 inches

750 Comments:

Blogger jen christians said...

Welcome Levi! Love his name... Love the sweet picture of him and his daddy. I know that Cora is rejoicing in heaven. God bless you on this new journey!

January 2, 2010 at 9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
Tears of joy welled up in my eyes seeing the photo, I am so filled with happiness for you.
A son, unto you a son is given.
A new year, a new life, a renewed faith.
Thank you and God Bless you for sharing your journey and your joy.
Mercedes

January 2, 2010 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger kace said...

Congratulations!! He is beautiful:)

January 2, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Kathryn Moors said...

Congratulations and best wishes as you embark on this wonderful new journey. Levi is incredibly blessed already to have been born into such an amazing family. Welcome to the world, Levi! GOD IS GOOD!!

January 2, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations what a great news, I'm so happy for you and Joel.

Elda

January 2, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Kendall Smith said...

Beautiful boy!!!! We can't wait to see him grow big and strong. And shower him with Cubs gear. :-)

January 2, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Yay -- a little boy!!!! Congratulations!!!! Marc said this evening, "I guess Joel won't make it to investment club tomorrow." (Leave it up to President Marc to figure that one out). But seriously, we're very happy and excited to hear about Levi's birth....Get some rest. Enjoy little Levi.

January 2, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Okay, so I held back tears several times in the hospital today - but the are flowing now! Levi is fearfully and wonderfully made - by an awesome awesome God. He is seriously SOOOO stinkin cute - I could have held and loved on him all day! Love you guys so much and love little Levi too!

January 2, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

oh yeah Jess, I meant to tell you when I saw you - you look amazing! So so beautiful!

January 2, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May your New Year be blessed with much happiness! He is precious!! Congratulations!!!

January 2, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful moment captured! What an amazing way to start your New Year. Congratulations to you both, I am so very happy for you. I am certain Cora is watching over all of you, loving you and smiling down on her new little brother! Levi is blessed to have his very own personal Guardian Angel to walk through life with him, guiding and protecting him! Cora will never be forgotten, as she lives within each of you, and in your continued journey here on Earth! God Bless all of you! Big Hus and Smiles!

Jaclin

P.S. Jess, you look amazing for having just had a baby!

January 2, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is precious! Congratulations!!!

January 2, 2010 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Amber Handy said...

I am so, so happy for you. I've been following your blog for quite a while and am so inspired by you. Enjoy that little boy - he is beautiful!

January 2, 2010 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Congrats! What a handsome, sweet boy!! Blessings to you all as you start this new journey with Levi!!

January 2, 2010 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger The Bounds Family said...

Congrats!!! Levi is beautiful!

January 2, 2010 at 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome beautiful Levi! Congratulations! what wonderful parents he has been blessed with!

Kim

January 2, 2010 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm always lurking but had to comment this time. I am so happy for yall! Congratulations!!!! He is beautiful.

January 2, 2010 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger The Carroll's said...

I have been checking your blog like crazy over the past few days! Congratulations on little Levi- what a blessing. Praying for you all as you bring your sweet boy home. Thanks for sharing with us!

January 2, 2010 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger forever folding laundry said...

Congratulations!! Little Levi is adorable. What a perfect New Year blessing!

~Keri

January 2, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Schneider Family said...

What a precious gift that only our amazing God could give! We will continue to pray for your family as you begin this new journey with precious baby Levi. Cora is smiling down on her little brother!

January 2, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blessing. Congrats - he's so beautiful and so loved.
~Suzanne

January 2, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger BreezieGirl said...

Congratulations and HAPPY New Year! Welcome Levi!! Your Angel Cora is watching and rejoicing!

January 2, 2010 at 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! What a sweet little boy!

January 2, 2010 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

congratulations! what a precious blessing-love that name :)
praying for you all!

January 2, 2010 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Party of Five said...

What a great name. How sweet he is. Congrats. You guys deserve the very best and I am so happy for you!

January 2, 2010 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Aaron and Shannon said...

Yay!! Congrats! Can't wait to see him! So happy that things went well.

January 2, 2010 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

I have been looking every day the past week or so to see if you have a new addition to your family...now you do! Congratulations!!

January 2, 2010 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

And He will lead you on this, your newest journey.

To God be the glory.

Congratulations.

January 2, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Congratulations! We are SO excited for you! Levi looks adorable and we can't wait to meet him! I hope he and Riley can have some good times together! ;o) Love you guys!

January 2, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

What a beautiful baby boy!!! Congrats to you both. What an awesome blessing!!!!!

January 2, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Congratulations! I've been reading for awhile and am so, so, so thrilled for you. He is absolutely adorable.

January 2, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger The Kellys said...

Congratulations!!! Such a beautiful family!

January 2, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you both!
I love his name...
God Bless!

January 2, 2010 at 9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am so happy for u!!!! It is pr'y such a bittersweet time altho full of JOY! God Bless You!

January 2, 2010 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Love the photo of all of you. What a blessing!

January 2, 2010 at 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Levi is so adorable, I'm sure Cora is so proud to be a big sister. He is adorable, and you look FANTASTIC.-Maureen

January 2, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Regina said...

Your news made my day! Congratulations on your new baby boy. What a sweet baby!

January 2, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Heather at All A Flutter said...

he's magnificent! congratulations!!

January 2, 2010 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Country Roads said...

Welcome Levi!!
Your family is such an inspiration.

We are SO HAPPY for you. Congratulations and God Bless!!

January 2, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Wow -- a new year, a new son and a new blessing. What a wonderful way to start the year. I know you still feel the pain of losing Cora, but I know that she is smiling down on the blessing of her brother's arrival.

January 2, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm SO happy for you!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

January 2, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger The Perdaris Family: said...

Congrats! So happy for you!

January 2, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Scott, Joanna, Matthew said...

Congratulations on your little bundle of joy! Great pictures! He is so precious!

January 2, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger starnes family said...

A million congrats! So happy for you guys.

January 2, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Maranda Whorton said...

Congratulations Jess and Joel! God Bless you and your beautiful little family. My thoughts and prayers with you!

Maranda

January 2, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Seraphim said...

Welcome to your beautiful family Levi. Your daddy, mummy and big sister must be thrilled you are safely here. Loved from heaven and all over the world. A precious baby boy xxxx

January 2, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

CONGRATULATIONS. :) Levi is adorable.

January 2, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger ~Cherie said...

My heart is SO HAPPY for you!!! Congratulations!

January 2, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Big Time said...

Congratulations on your sweet babe! Many prayers of blessing and healing as you welcome this beautiful boy into your amazing family.

January 2, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am SO happy for you and your husband! I love the name Levi! Too cute!

January 2, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Todd and Courtney said...

I've always loved the name Levi. I'm so excited for you and can't wait for more pictures. My heart just sank and was filled with joy when I saw you had posted.

January 2, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Melissa Jensen said...

My heart is so full and REJOICING for your family!! What an AWESOME God we serve! I cannot wait to get to meet him!

Your family is just so beautiful!
(Jess you look great for just having a baby! So radiant and just so happy!)

January 2, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Laura Ann said...

Congratulations. I am so happy for the both of you and for little Levi. I have read your blog since little Cora's dignosis and have prayed for you guys DAILY. I was so glad to log onto tonight and see that your baby had arrived. I will continue to keep you guys in my prayers.

January 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Maxcey said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the world Levi!! I'm so happy for you and your family!

January 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger k and c's mom said...

YEA!!! I'm glad I checked into your blog and saw the good news tonight. So overjoyed for you all. Congratulations, sweet little family.

January 2, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Midwest Mommy said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you.

January 2, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Welcome to the world, Levi, and welcome to a wonderful family!

January 2, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Hooray!!! What a beautiful boy! I'm so happy for you all!

January 2, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! My dad's birthday is today as well. I am sure Cora is delighted in heaven and will be there to watch over her brother and the rest of the family.

January 2, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh what a joyful day! A blessing sent straight from heaven! I cannot imagine what it feels like to hold that precious boy in your arms...SO loved SO wanted SO blessed SO adorable. God bless ya'll as you begin this new journey, this road will never be easy, but today marks the beginning of a new chapter, with a beautiful baby boy!!! Keep the pictures coming... I will keep the prayers flowing.

January 2, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Jayne said...

Congratulations. God bless you all!

January 2, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger LAURA said...

I am so happy for you! My heart skipped a beat when I saw your post tonight. Congratulations!

January 2, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

Oh congratulations!!! Levi is amazing and God is so good!

January 2, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Clem said...

He is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us.

January 2, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Farris Family said...

Every Good And Perfect Gift Is From Above~James 1:17 God Bless~

January 2, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Nichole said...

Congratulations! What a little sweetie!

January 2, 2010 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Lacey McKay said...

Congratulations! What a cutie pie! And what a great way to start the new year!

January 2, 2010 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger hoosier68 said...

Thanks be to God! Congratulations to all of you. Levi is precious!

January 2, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

Aww, Congratulations, he is so adorable, just precious!! I pray for a much better 2010 for you and your family!!

January 2, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger rentz said...

Congratulations! So happy and excited for you. The Lord is good--all the time! Levi is so precious and adorable.

And, Jess, I agree with the others. You look fabulous! Oh, and Joel, you do too, of course! : )

January 2, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger House of Collinsworth said...

Tears of joy for you. A son...a beautiful son. So happy for you!

January 2, 2010 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Mommy said...

CONGRATS!!!! He's so beautiful! God is GREAT ALL THE TIME!!! So happy for your family :)

January 2, 2010 at 10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew you would have a boy!! SO happy for you and your beautiful family. Welcome, Levi!! He is precious. Congratulations!!

~blog reader Jen

January 2, 2010 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Heather's Home (aka Chez Hez) said...

I said this when I saw your post:

"OMGosh, yayayay!!!" my hubby laughed at me. :P Congrats on your newest bundle, Macs! May he bring you much joy and he's got the bestest big angel sister there is in Ms. Cora. *hearts all around*

January 2, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Congratulations!!!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

BIG congratulations!!!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Congrats!! I love the name Levi!
I know that Cora is with you guys and she is smiling ear to ear about having a baby brother!!
Such a great way to bring in the New Year!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger lauren said...

My heart is bursting for you!

Many congratulations.

Your beautiful family is in my prayers!

January 2, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger adoptingmama said...

Congratulations to your sweet family!

January 2, 2010 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Rach said...

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January 2, 2010 at 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations. He is beautiful. What a gift from God. Looks like Cora sent you a very sweet baby brother.

January 2, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger kaylin rose and mara anne said...

Welcome Little Levi! Congrats to you...love the name and love your new family pictures. You are so blessed. I have never met you, but I am SO happy for you guys....enjoy your little one!

Many blessings to you!

January 2, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger The Farmers said...

YAY!!!!! I am beyond excited!!! Thank you Jesus for this new beginning!!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger C Golden said...

Beautiful congrats x1000000!

January 2, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Ethansmom08 said...

I am SO excited for you and your husband! Congrats on the arrival of your sweet baby boy, Levi! He is blessed to have you both as parents and to have Cora as a big sister!

Love and Prayers,
Sara

January 2, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Cristin said...

Congratulations!!!! I am overjoyed for you all!!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger amy said...

welcome to the world, Levi! you are loved!
hugs,
amy

January 2, 2010 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Dallas said...

Congratulations!

January 2, 2010 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger dawn said...

So happy for you. enjoy every moment with Levi! Congrats.

January 2, 2010 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Manda said...

I don't think I've ever commented before...but this deserves a break in my silence!! Congrats! I pray that the Lord allows this bundle of joy to continue to heal your hearts!

January 2, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Peggi said...

Yeah!!!! I knew you were having a boy, not sure why I just knew. Congratulations and enjoy your beautiful baby. :)

January 2, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Erin, Kaitlyn and Henry said...

Congratulations! He looks so sweet. I about jumped off the computer with happiness when I saw your exciting news. God bless your little family. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

January 2, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh wow congatulations!
he looks divine.
love amanda australia

January 2, 2010 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

I wanted to cry when I seen your post :) I am so happy for you and your family. He is beautiful!!!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Levi!

January 2, 2010 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Mark and Mandi said...

I've followed your blog for months and have cried so many tears for you...and now I've cried happy tears! What a blessing- congratulations on your second beautiful child.

January 2, 2010 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Cherry Tree Lane said...

The angels in heaven sing! Blessed be the name of the Lord. Cora rejoices with them!
Welcome baby boy!

January 2, 2010 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Congrats and God Bless You!

January 2, 2010 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger In Debt Dee said...

Congratulations!! Blessings,
The Bautista Family

January 2, 2010 at 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! I nearly screamed with joy when I saw your post! What a beautiful baby boy! God is good!

Levi is so fortunate to come into such a loving family. He will always have his big sister Cora to watch over him...

Again, God bless your family.

Evelyn in Newport News...

January 2, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger tinycandi said...

Congratulations! He is absolutely adorable! Beautiful photos as well!

January 2, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Congratulations!! He is absolutely adorable and I love his name. I am praying for you guys and your sweet son...many blessings your way!! :)

January 2, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger katherine said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!

January 2, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Amy Lynn said...

Congratulations! And welcome, sweet Levi. What a beautiful baby.

January 2, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger beckley said...

congratulations.
peace and joy be yours.

January 2, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Help Meet in the Making said...

Congratulations!

January 2, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Welcome to the world little Levi...it warms my heart to see yours and Joels arms full again. However, I know that while you're thrilled to have another precious baby, you still ache for Cora. She is rejoicing in heaven as you welcome her little brother into this world! How awesome that she can continue to live through you as you take this new journey! Blessings...and keep the pictures coming!

January 2, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Tess said...

this is my first comment ever, after almost a year of reading your blog - but i had to say CONGRATS!!! He is such a gorgeous little guy, what a true blessing!

January 2, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Bailey said...

Congratulations! May God bless you all!

January 2, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Clare said...

Congratulations Jess and Joel!! May he be everything you wished for and more, you deserve it!!
Jess, you look great-I wish I looked half as good in my hospital pictures.

January 2, 2010 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Joyce said...

So happy for you...God bless you all. Best wishes as you celebrate your baby boy.

January 2, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby boy. Wishing you lots of love and happiness with your boy. Big sister Cora is celebrating in Heaven!!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

Congratulations, he is beautiful and you both look radiant!

January 2, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Cristy said...

Awww....Congrats Jess and Joel! So happy for you guys. I can't wait to see your new little man in person!

January 2, 2010 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful beginning to the new year and decade!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

How sweet...I've been checking all day because I just knew it would be today!! Congratulations...Levi is just handsome! A new journey is beginning for you...enjoy!

January 2, 2010 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger the*4*of*us said...

congrats!!!!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

Oh welcome little Levi! What a precious gift and a beautiful family. Congrats!!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Welcome to the world, Levi! Congratulations mom and dad!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger The Costellos said...

Praise God from Whom ALL Blessings Flow! Praying for you in this surely bitter-sweet time. He is beautiful. Congratulations and welcome to Cora's little bubby :)

January 2, 2010 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger gabriel said...

I sweet lil boy! I am so happy for you and it wont take no time for Levi to realize he has the bestets parents. Thanks for being such an inspiration to so many.

January 2, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Dina said...

Streaming tears of happiness!!! You are all beautiful. God Bless You All!!!! Our God is THE most AWESOME God!!!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys.

January 2, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sat and wept as I saw the picture of your new son appear on my screen. Praying for you to feel God's overwelming prescence as you go thru all the many emotions you must be experiencing. Congrats Macs!

January 2, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Leanne said...

Congrats! He is precious!!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you Joel and Jess. We think little boys are great!!
Here's to a joy filled 2010!
Love,
Reid and Lori

January 2, 2010 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh Congratulations!! He's beautiful!

January 2, 2010 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger jenni said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful boy!! I can only imagine how proud big sister Cora is of her baby brother - rejoicing with all of heaven! Thank you so much for sharing - it is amazing, though we have never met...how much we love you guys! God bless you as you continue on this journey!

January 2, 2010 at 10:31 PM  
Anonymous Robin in Benton said...

Congratulations and God Bless you - I know Cora is celebrating for you in heaven!

January 2, 2010 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

He is so beautiful. Congratulations and blessings to all of you!

January 2, 2010 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Ginger said...

Congratulations!!!! I, too, am overcome with emotion... he is beautiful. I love the name. So redeeming - I pray that God showers you with love and grace as you adjust to this new season. May God bless your new little bundle of joy. :)

January 2, 2010 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger deyoungsters said...

congratulations!! he is so precious. you look beautiful :)

January 2, 2010 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Paula Aspacher said...

beautiful baby boy! looks just like his daddy and daddy looks over the moon!

January 2, 2010 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Praise the Lord!! Levi is beautiful & your hearts must be overjoyed & yet overwhelmed. I will continue to pray for your family as you begin this new & blessed chapter in your lives. Congratulations from the plains of NW Oklahoma

January 2, 2010 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Yay! You don't know me but I follow your sweet blog. We have also lost a baby. I've been waiting for you to have the baby!! And a sweet boy! He is perfect. Congratulations!

January 2, 2010 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Shauna said...

Congratulations!!! What a handsome lil fella!

January 2, 2010 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Welcome Levi!!! Congratulations to you, Joel and your newest addition to your family! I was soooo excited to see your post when I got home tonight. Cora is smiling from above. God bless and take care :)

January 2, 2010 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Jaymie said...

Congratulations on your newest miracle, he is perfection!

January 2, 2010 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Amy@theredheaddiaries.blogspot.com said...

Congrats!!!! He is adorable :)

January 2, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Congratulations!

He is so sweet!

January 2, 2010 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Welcome to the world Levi! I am so happy for the 3 of you and am sending lots of love from CO. What a wonderful way to welcome 2010!

January 2, 2010 at 10:40 PM  
OpenID songskatesang said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

January 2, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Courtney Kay said...

Welcome sweet baby boy! Enjoy this road of the Journey...

January 2, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

I've followed your blog for quite some time now, but have never commented. You are both such inspiring, faith-filled people. Thank you for sharing your story.

Congratulations on your new arrival! I wish you many blessings!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

Congratulations!!!
I am so excited for your family!

January 2, 2010 at 10:43 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I've been following your blog for a while now, and been praying for you and your husband. Having a baby girl myself, my heart has broken for you over the last year, but I am so happy for you and your new blessing. Congratulations, God bless you and your beautiful family.

January 2, 2010 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Oh my goodness--I squealed and scared my hubby when I saw your blog--so happy to have some good news in your family. LOVE the name! Love that baby. Praying for you...

January 2, 2010 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Alex(andra) said...

I'm another lurker, but I thought I'd come on out to say that Levi is absolutely beautiful. Many congrats!

January 2, 2010 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Rachel E. said...

Congratulations on Levi's birth, Joel & Jess! Jess, you look AMAZING for just having had an 8 lb-er! I am so excited for you and pray that God would surround you with his peace during the coming days.

January 2, 2010 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Congratulations! He is a beautiful and amazing gift! God bless you all!

January 2, 2010 at 10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God IS good. Every happiness and blessing to you and to both your families---

This little guy has already brought much joy to many.

January 2, 2010 at 10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! Great pictures!! You look beautiful after having a baby, and the picture of baby and daddy is touching....
Shannon

January 2, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Congratulations! May God bless your family with health, peace, and joy.

January 2, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Heather | Cookie Mondays said...

Happy Birthday, Levi! I am thrilled!!!!!!!! Big hugs, Joel & Jess! xxxxx

January 2, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

Oh YAY! Congratulations! He's adorable! What a head full of hair. And he was born on Palindrome day too, you can put that in his baby book :) Amazing what God can do isn't it, the baby not the palindromes :) Congratulations he's beautiful.

January 2, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Boothbloggers said...

Congratulations! So excited for your family! He is gorgeous!God bless you all!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger emdalke said...

Yea! I am so happy for you guys! Wishing you many blessings with little Levi!

January 2, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Auntie Mip said...

Been following since sweet Cora but never felt I should post as we are complete strangers...but Levi is pure BLISS...God Bless The Macs!!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Emily Zimmerman said...

I am tearing up!! Thank you so much for sharing the good news with us!! Congratulations!! I have enjoyed reading your blog and following your story, ever since I was introduced to it through another favorite blog...whatever. I am sitting here with my husband enjoying a quiet night at home. This has made my night even better. I'm so excited for you and your family!!

January 2, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations....I had a feelng your newest bundle of Love had arrived. May the Lord bless your family.
You have been such an inspiration as you have traveled this painful journey and yet through the journey you have pointed others to God and His immeasurable love & grace in your lives. Be blessed, I will be praying for you as you adjust to your new kind of wonderful. : - )

January 2, 2010 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful!

January 2, 2010 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Congrats! So happy for you!

January 2, 2010 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Oh my...Congratulations! I'm going to cry :) Welcome Levi!

January 2, 2010 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger Celine said...

It is amazing to see how many people you have touched. You deserve every bit of outpouring of love and support. I am thrilled for you and Joel to welcome a beautiful baby boy. I know you will enjoy every moment with him and never take a single day for granted.

January 2, 2010 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Kristie said...

AWESOME!! Congrats! I checked on you guys earlier and thought I'll check one last time before bed! I'm glad I did! He is absolutly precious!!

January 2, 2010 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger maryboys said...

oh. how incredibly wonderful! there is a tear or two in my eyes...he is simply perfect...congratulations...

mary

January 2, 2010 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Trasie Bressler said...

Oh he is beautiful and absolutely perfect!

My little girl was born on the 30th of December 2008 weighing in at 8lbs 8 oz but we celebrated her birthday today. My friend then told me that you all had welcomed that baby boy bundle of joy into the world today and my heart skipped a few beats.

May you celebrate many birthdays and I pray that your arms will always be full.

Many Many Blessings,
Trasie

January 2, 2010 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I am so thrilled for you both! Levi is absolutely adorable. Such a sweet, sweet face. I can't wait to meet him in person and give you a hug! Congrats!

January 2, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Congratulations!

January 2, 2010 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Givinya De Elba said...

Oh Jess! Tears of Joy! Cora is in heaven, rejoicing too! Thankyou Lord!

January 2, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Anonymous Melissa Brandman said...

What a wonderful gift for 2010. May God bless your family, and especially little Levi.

Melissa

January 2, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Devon said...

congrats! he's beautiful...

January 2, 2010 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Blessing to you all! He's beautiful!

January 2, 2010 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Yeah.....pure joy and wonder. Tears are rolling down may face for your family. Levi is blessed to have you as parents and to have a sister watching out for him. God is wonderful! Love, Brooke

January 2, 2010 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger purejoy said...

i just had this feeling you were going to have a boy. he's beautiful and y'all look precious together. welcome little levi!!
rejoicing with you!

January 2, 2010 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby boy! He's beautiful! (and like a whole slew of others have already said, you look incredible!) What a perfect beginning to this new year!

January 2, 2010 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Tyler and Gillian said...

Congratulations, Macs!!! He's beautiful! Rejoicing with you from Seattle. :)

January 2, 2010 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Bless your hearts!! He's beautiful! Praying for you 3 as your new journey begins!! WITH A PRECIOUS BOY!! Congrats!

January 2, 2010 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger lgraves said...

CONGRATULATIONS! A beautiful journey. Love, the Graves'

January 2, 2010 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger run26.2mom said...

Levi doesn't know it yet...but he will find out soon....what amazing parents he has to guide him through this world. Your faith speaks loudly! Thank you for sharing your love of the Lord on your blog. I occasionally remark but conistently read. You inspire me to look at my own faith. Congratulations! Cora is a proud sister in heaven.
Peace,
Susan

January 2, 2010 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Joy has arrived! Congratulations on baby Levi!

January 2, 2010 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby boy! He's beautiful! (and like a whole slew of others have already said, you look incredible!) What a perfect beginning to this new year!

January 2, 2010 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Savanna said...

Congratulations Jess and Joel! Levi looks beautiful- I'm sure Cora is up in heaven and feeling very proud to be a big sister to such a wonderful little boy. Thank you so much for sharing your lives and your journey with so many!

January 2, 2010 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger ran shae said...

congrats macs! he is adorable!

January 2, 2010 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Congrats!!! Levi is just adorable, I love his name!! Praying for you on this new journey and so glad that Cora has a sweet baby brother to look down on!!

January 2, 2010 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful, and you both look radiant with him. He is a lucky boy to be born into such an amazing family with such a strong love of God!

January 2, 2010 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger A said...

Welcome to your little boy!

January 2, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Alaina said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! Lord you are good and your mercy endures forever! Rejoicing with you on the birth of Levi!

January 2, 2010 at 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations from Wyoming! Enjoy him.

Robyn

January 2, 2010 at 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Kelsey said...

The pics are beautiful and brought tears to my eyes.

January 2, 2010 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger bayleesmommy07 said...

I have been a silent observer for a few months now. your journey with cora and traveling through her passing and grief that comes with has helped me cope with the loss of my son 5 years ago this february.


I finally want to say congrats on the birth of your son and know Cora & God is watching over you and your family.

January 2, 2010 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger Our Lives said...

Congratulations! Welcome Levi! Praise the Lord for His goodness! I am so happy for you I cried! My children said "Hooray for Levi!!".
Will continue to follow you blog and share your joyfulness!
Jenny

January 2, 2010 at 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Diana said...

Amen! Amen! Amen!
Praise the Lord!
Amen! Amen! Amen!
Praise His Name!
Welcome, Levi!
Congratulations to his mommy and daddy!
Such a beautiful boy!
The Heavens rejoice!
And God smiles...
as does Cora :-)

PRAISE THE LORD!

P. S. Like everyone else is saying...
you look BEAUTIFUL, Jess!

January 2, 2010 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Levi!!!

January 2, 2010 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Gorgeous!!!!
I just knew it.

We were driving home from Missouri and I just knew I'd come home and see a blog post that you'd had the baby.

Congratulations and welcome to the world baby Levi!! He could not have been placed by God in a more perfect family.

We love you guys!!

January 2, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Beth McC. said...

Congrats on the new baby!! I teared up when I saw your new sweet baby boy!!

January 2, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Have Cracker Will Travel said...

Words cannot express how happy I am for the two of you!! Congrats and welcome to the world, Levi!!

January 2, 2010 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

COngratulations!!! I was SO SO happy to see your post on my dashboard tonight!!! God bless you all!! I cannot wait to hear more about sweet Levi! How lucky he is to have such wonderful parents!
xoxo
Kristi

January 2, 2010 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Launa said...

Oh my gosh... he is so beautiful! Congratulations! Those pictures are so stunning they made me cry... wishing you all the best and, of course, keeping you in our prayers!

January 2, 2010 at 11:40 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Happy Tears for you and your family -- congratulations!

January 2, 2010 at 11:40 PM  

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