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LEVI JAMES - October 27, 2005
This day, Oct. 25, is a red letter day! Levi James
Morris will make his debut into God’s world.
Lynn and Jim left early this morning for the hospital in
Charleston, and Sally, the Gilberts and I will be following soon.
Levi James Morris will be our 16th grandchild. It is a
special privilege to experience this blessing.
Charles Dickens said, “I love these little people, and
it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.”
I feel that love from Stan, Geoff, Lucas, Stevan, Drue,
Katie, Matthew, Will, Michelle, Aren, Rachel, Emily, Susanna, Rebecca
and Sally. I know that I will feel the same love from Levi. But that
love comes with a price . . . the price of trust. I must be the kind of
grandparent that can be trusted to help lead them in God’s way.
Their hands are one of the first things I notice. First,
they are so very small, grasping your fingers. Next, they are plump and
dimpled, exploring hands. Sometimes we must say, “Naughty hands, No,
no!” Then, they are still small, trying so hard to accomplish grown up
tasks, holding pencils, learning to print their names.
Soon after this, they are getting longer, catching
balls, swinging jump ropes, grabbing the top rail to climb fences,
rolling out and cutting cookies.
Then, a little later, they are trying to apply lip
gloss, or brushing their hair for a party.
Now, they are almost adult hands, being fitted for class
rings, adjusting their graduation robes, reaching for diplomas from more
After graduation, their hands are displaying engagement
rings, wedding rings, keys to a new car and carrying brief cases.
Then, they take up the new hands of their infant, and
look at them with wonder and pride and say, “Look at these tiny hands,
aren’t they beautiful?”
And I look at Levi’s hands and think, these hands hold
the future of our world. God bless their hands, and hearts!
Welcome, Levi James Morris,
who arrived just after 3 p.m. Oct. 25--six pounds, 14 ounces.
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