Indulge this new Oma…..

I am back in Houston this week visiting my new grandson and had the opportunity to do a “photoshoot” for this precious ten day old.


The aunties are fighting over who gets to hold their new nephew.



Levi even co-operated with a smile…..



It is going to be hard to leave him but fortunately I will be back in a month for his baptism.


For the sake of keeping it real, “This photoshoot is over Oma!”


I am in love….

I saw him take his first few breaths and then being laid on his mom’s chest to look into the eyes of his mother and father for the first time.


I saw him stretch his arms and legs to their full length marveling at the freedom he was feeling.


I saw him become very still and curious as he was swaddled and passed from one set of arms to another.


I saw him maneuver his fingers to his mouth in an ease that tells me this probably was not the first time they had been there.


It did not take long for me to fall madly in love with my first grandchild as I held him close.


What a privilege it was to share Levi’s first few days of life with my daughter and son-in-law.  Looking into the face of a newborn is looking at the face of god.  What a miracle I have witnessed.