The Lord has blessed me with great friends both near and far.
I mean really great friends.
The kind that stick with you through the tough stuff.
They see you at your worst.
They let you cry and even cry with you.
And they still love you through it all.
These are three of my "near" friends
who have been there for me through a very tough year.
And, even now, they are still blessing me.
This time with a shower for Mr. Levi.
Everything was perfect.
Blue and green pom-poms hanging from the ceiling.
Fabric bunting with Levi's name on it.
Cupcakes with sarah + abraham toppers.
They were so cute.
Sara made the invitations too.
She is one of my "far" friends.
And she has just launched a great new website--
They even featured my baby shower on it this week!
More cute decorations.
These lollipops were made with washcloths
and baby spoons by the very talented Heather.
She is another one of my "far" friends.
And she is the queen of party planning!
Silhouettes of my sweet family of four.
Heather made these too.
Thankfully, they told me to come early--
before everyone arrived--to get my tears out.
Oh, how I wish my family could all be together like in that picture.
Lots of great gifts too.
Levi is one spoiled little guy.
He is going to look quite handsome in all of his new clothes too!
The whole shower was so sweet.
But I think this was definitely one of my favorite gifts.
The girls had typed out verses with Levi's name in them.
They passed them around and everyone prayed
these verses for my little guy.
I loved it!
I cried through the whole prayer.
What a sweet thing to have all these ladies praying over Levi.
Here were a few of them:
Let Levi sing of your great love forever; let him make known your faithfulness through all generations.
Fill Levi with the knowledge of your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding, that he might live a life worthy of you, Lord, and please you in every way.
I love the idea of praying scripture for your kids.
I have all the verses printed out
and will continue to use them to pray for Levi.
And in case you want to do the same for your kids,
here are some verses to start you off:
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
1 Kings 3:9, 12
1 Peter 4:8-11
If you have other methods that you use to pray for your kids,
I would love to hear them.
And thank you Heather and Sara too!
I know you girls did tons of work and it meant so much to me.
I think that I am getting close to figuring something out for Cora's for Calla.
Sorry about the delay this week.
Please continue to pray for the Calla and her family!