his first steps
Way back in December Levi took his first step.
I was sure he was going to be walking by his birthday.
But he has taken his sweet time to get past two or three steps.
And he still prefers to crawl because it is much faster.
Just in the last few weeks, he has finally gotten brave
and now is taking quite a few steps at a time.
But every time I pull out the camera and try to capture him walking,
he gives me this look...please put the camera away Mama.
(Which reminds me so much of a similar look his sister once gave me.)
Or as soon as I say...Levi can you walk to Mama,
he plops down and starts laughing.
He thinks he is so funny.
But today he decided that he was ready to show me his new skills.
Here he is...
It is a good thing Levi has decided to walk.
He is about to wear a huge hole in the right knee of his jeans
from the crazy way he crawls.
I know...I'm sure it is only the first of many holes to come!
Levi is so slow and careful with each step he takes.
It is funny to watch him concentrate so hard.
Much different than everything else he does!
As I was thinking about how fast Levi is growing
and this new stage of having a walker now,
I was reminded of one of the verses that we chose for Levi:
True instruction was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many from sin.
That continues to be my prayer for Levi's life.
That he would grow to be a man who walks with Jesus.